Tuesday, July 20, 2010

LIVE Sent Opportunity - Grand Isle

This spring the Gulf Coast Oil Spill has had a devastating impact on many cities along the coast. Grand Isle, a town located on the southern tip of Louisiana, is home to many people who earn their living by fishing and shrimping. Although BP was able to cap the leak last week; the massive amount of oil that has been put into the Gulf will effect this region and families for several years. As a Vintage church family, God has given us a perfect opportunity to LIVE Sent in our region of the US as we help those effected in Grand Isle out by meeting a practical need. The Grand Isle School has 150 kids in grades K-12 who need school supplies to start off the new year.

As a church family we are going to be collecting “Back-2-School Backpacks” over the next 2 weeks, from now until Friday, August 6th. Nathan Stanford, the Student Pastor of FBC Grand Isle, will distribute the backpacks to the families in need. This is an opportunity to LIVE Sent to a hurting community. So let’s Live the Gospel, Love the City and Be the Church by buying all of the items on the school supply list and donating them in a backpack.

"Freely you have received, freely you give." -- Matthew 10:8

Student Backpack Supply List:
  • 4 packs of wide rule paper
  • 5 folders
  • 2 notebooks
  • 1 1-inch binder
  • 3 packs of pens (red, blue & black)
  • 1 pack of highlighters
  • 1 box of crayons
  • 1 box of markers
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 pack of pencils
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Eraser
  • Pencil box
Total: $20
*Please place these supplies in a backpack for a student between Kindergarten and 12th grade.
Collection locations:
  • Vintage Sunday Gatherings 9am & 10:30am
  • Vintage Kidz building Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
*Look for the box with the "Backpacks" label

Deadline: Friday August 6