What have you heard about our Mountain Backpack Program (MBP) lately? This program, headed up by Shelley Harmon, Janet Anderson, and other passionate members of Evergreen Lutheran and our community has been growing.
At the beginning of the year, MBP served the schools in the Evergreen area in order to provide weekend meals for kids whose families might have a hard time making ends meet. We served around 30 kids, which was lower than the last few years. Then something special happened, Mountain Backpack Program decided to EXPAND, first by adding Emory Elementary School in Lakewood to our list (about 50 more kids), then Clear Creek Elementary School. As of today, the Mountain Backpack Program is keeping around 130 kids full and focused on the weekend. Isn’t that incredible?
Members of this amazing organization saw that there were needs in the greater community—not just in our little Evergreen Community—and rose to the challenge. However, more kids being served means more needs for the program. Consider donating to this program throughout Lent and join us in helping to provide nourishment to hungry kids in our backyard that could use some extra food. We could use your help in supporting these students!
Children, Youth, & Family Minister
Change for Lent:
Throughout the season, we encourage you to support †ED’s efforts to fundraise for our summer mission trip to do hurricane relief in Texas by picking up a Change Jar for Lent! We will be handing out jars on Ash Wednesday and collecting them around Easter. Pick up a jar and collect your change in order to help us Be the Change this summer—it’s as simple as that!
Youth News Emails
Make sure to get hooked up with our ELC Youth News. Youth News typically is sent out via email on Tuesdays. It will help you get info for all ELC Youth events! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get connected.
King Soopers or Safeway Card
Want to support †ED, our ELC Youth Group? A King Soopers or Safeway Reward Card is all you need! There is NO extra cost to you, the stores simply donate 5% of your gas and grocery purchase back to ELC. Please talk to me, or stop by the church office to pick up your very own card to help raise funds for our Ecuador Mission trip.
Check out our other events detailed in the current ELC newsletter, The Mountain Echo.
†he Evergreen Disciples
High School Youth Ministry of Evergreen Lutheran Church
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