Hope House Sponsors Successful Book Bag Giveaway

— September 2017

On Saturday, August 12, Hope House gave away 205 book bags to students in grades K-12 at an event that also included free food and dental checkups. Each book bag contained paper, a folder, a composition book, a pencil holder; glue, ruler, erasers, pens or pencils, crayon, markers or colored pencils according to the student’s grade.

Hope House Book Bag Giveaway

Hope House held a bookbag giveaway on August 12. Photos courtesy of Hope House

As a community activity, Hope House had assistance from Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, Covenant Life Fellowship, Senior Citizens from the town of Wake Forest and individuals who donated book bags and school supplies. The Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce and Help Me Rhonda Interiors, LLC both made donations toward the event at their earlier “Business After Hours” activity.

Hope House Book Bag Giveaway

Students and their parents stood in line to receive a bookbag filled with supplies.

Along with the book bag giveaway, the day’s activities included a clothing giveaway, a bounce house, free food, an ID kit from a New York Life representative; job assistance from Jobs for Life, evangelism from Friendship Chapel Baptist Church; and a dental van sponsored and organized by Covenant Life Fellowship. The Wake Forest Fire Department brought its Sparky Car and a fire truck, and the Wake Forest Police Department assisted with the activities of the day. Non-smoking information was distributed to students.

Hope House is located at 334 North Allen Road, Wake Forest.