Things slow down a bit at ROP in August with both our English as a Second Language and Work Readiness programs taking much needed breaks. But this past week was a busy one with lots going on related to our Back Packs for Crawford project.
Tuesday, we started setting up our assembly line. Since this is the first time we have done it this way, I was amazed at how many boxes we needed open to get ready for the “stuffing” team, but there were a lot.
Wednesday evening was “stuffing” time. We hoped we could get it done in less than three hours, but our team of 15 freshman (and three adult drivers) from Valor High School did an awesome job, stuffing 492 back packs and cleaning up in just two hours.
On Thursday morning a group of 6-7 Flourish East Colfax friends loaded a friend’s trailer at ROP and unloaded it at Crawford. When school starts next week, every student will receive a back pack filled with school supplies. Our friends at Crawford are delighted and very thankful.
And so am I. Many people contributed to making this happen. Our thanks go out to all the donors, stuffers and loaders who played a part in blessing the children, families and teachers of our neighborhood elementary school.
Well done team. Project complete!
ROP’s Reading Mentoring program at Crawford starts up on Wednesday, 9/5. If you are available on Wednesdays between 3:15 and 5 p.m. or just interested in learning more about this very strategic program, please contact me (Kent) by email or phone.
Pedal 4A Purpose 2018 is 7 weeks away on Saturday, September 22nd. Click here for more information or to register. And be sure to invite others to join you in this fun event which provides much needed funding for ROP’s ministry and other partnering non-profits.