UWF Backpack Drive
Backpacks are good for more than just school supplies! With that in mind, United Women in Faith will provide backpacks to agencies that serve a variety of people in our community who could use a new, practical bag to hold personal items, travel necessities, baby and child items, clothes, or even traditional school supplies. You can be part of this initiative! Each $10 donation provides one backpack.
Recipients of Your Gifts:
• Network of Community Ministries (Richardson) cares, coaches, and empowers our neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life.
• Agape Resource and Assistance Center (Plano) helps women and children facing situational homelessness to gain the skills, strength, and stability to become self-sufficient through affordable housing, economic stability, reliable transportation, childcare, emotional stability, and vocational/work force skills.
• Dallas Bethlehem Center (South Dallas) offers a child development center, after school care, plus youth and senior programs for families living below the poverty line. DBC is a national mission of UWF.
• Gateway of Grace (Dallas) helps refugees start over, often after leaving their home countries with only the clothes on their backs.
• Oak Lawn UMC North Texas Welcoming Center for Migrants (Dallas) offers meals, clean clothes, showers, rest, and assistance with transportation to airport or bus station to migrants for their continued journey to family or sponsor.
• FUMCR Read With Me participants
• FUMCR Single Parent Action Network members
• FUMCR Zimbabwe Congregation
Any excess funds beyond the goal of providing 1,500 backpacks will be used for school supplies.