It was a cold and wet West Coast winter day yesterday, but it wasn’t enough to dampen the smiling faces and warmth displayed by Peace Arch Elementary students as Joe Woodworth and I picked up the latest batch of backpacks for Operation Backpack yesterday! It was amazing to see how much the students from eachContinue reading Peace Arch Elementary delivers 30+ backpacks for Options Community Services via Operation Backpack
We were quite happy to have a break in the rain for the first pick-up of backpacks by Options Community Services yesterday! Senior Manager Joe Woodsworth arrived and we quickly loaded and counted 57 backpacks that will be given to welcome incoming Syrian refugee children and teens through Options, who are part of a communityContinue reading Options picks up first delivery from Operation Backpack!
Tis the season….not only for giving and caring,but for all sorts of lovely germs and things! Because a nasty little virus has been making the rounds of the house, this post is overdue! Now that everyone is nearly fully recovered, I’ve got so much to share! When I first tweeted this out there,I had noContinue reading Operation Backpack Update #2-“Maybe a kind gesture can reach a wound that sometimes only compassion can help heal.” ~Steve Maraboli
The first backpacks were dropped off this week and what a sight that was! It is heartwarming to see the effort that has gone into picking out these items,with thought for what these children might find not only useful,but entertaining and soothing. And it is heartwarming to see that it is not just people inContinue reading Operation Backpack update