Our church community partners volunteered with our school partners at back to school events throughout the city in July and August. From community festivals, backpack drives, free haircuts, bouncy houses, meet the teacher nights, and more, our church partners were out and about supporting their schools.
Strong Tower Bible Church spearheaded Bless Fest at Carter Lawrence Elementary in the heart of Edgehill at the end of June.
Donelson Church of Christ has partnered with McGavock Elementary for eight years. They offer free dinner once a month at their church for 50+ students and parents from McGavock Elementary.
Glencliff Elementary School held their fall festival on October 25. Community partners, including United4Hope partner Christ Presbyterian Church, staffed games and activity booths.
New Garden Church, who meets at Dupont Tyler Middle School in Hermitage on Sundays for service, held a Back to School Bash with the DTMS Open House. “We had almost 40 volunteers greeting, directing, meeting students and parents, and giving out backpacks and school supplies.