“Surf’s Up” Mother-Son Date Night Supports Blessings in a Backpack at Georgetown Elementary

Smiles and laughter filled the gym at Georgetown Elementary School as boys and their moms spent a fun evening together at the Hawaiian-themed “Surf’s Up” date night on August 27th.  From hula-hooping to limbo, dance contests to the photo booth with fun props, everyone had a blast.  The PTA hosted this event to allow moms to get a little special time with their sons and to … Continue reading “Surf’s Up” Mother-Son Date Night Supports Blessings in a Backpack at Georgetown Elementary

“Pigs 4 Kids” Needs Artists!

We are very excited to announce that the NAFC Education Foundation has very generously allowed Blessings to become the sole beneficiary of the Pigs 4 Kids fundraiser this year!  You may have seen these cute little piggy banks around town in local businesses in November and December over the last few years. We are looking for “artists” to decorate our ceramic piggy banks.  No experience necessary, just … Continue reading “Pigs 4 Kids” Needs Artists!

Blessings Scored at “Hoops for Hunger” Raffle!

The Floyd County Elementary Basketball League Championship Tournament held on February 6-7, 2016 was the site of the first annual “Hoops for Hunger” Raffle benefitting Blessings in a Backpack. League Director, Matt Denison, was extremely supportive and gave us a prime location for our raffle table right next to all the action of the games.  All 18 elementary school teams – 9 boys’ and 9 … Continue reading Blessings Scored at “Hoops for Hunger” Raffle!

Volunteer Packers Make a Difference

“Grab a plastic grocery bag from the huge pile resting at the head of the long table and put one of each food item in the bag, assembly line style,” the woman coordinating says to me, because I’m new here. That’s all volunteer packers need to know to make sure 290 kids at Fairmont Elementary, like hundreds of students at each of the other 9 Floyd County … Continue reading Volunteer Packers Make a Difference