The backpack drive is pretty much over!
It’s been a whirlwind. Ace staff has been busy, maybe too busy, as we have officially EXCEEDED our goal of 300 FILLED backpacks! The outpouring of generosity by our church and corporate partners has been beyond encouraging. While we’re still gaining last minute collection numbers from a few of our partners, it appears as though we might even exceed 360 backpacks!
Now check this out?!?!
Ace in the City has long been the recipient of the generosity from larger, more established organizations. We are where we are in part because of this. With the excess of backpacks we’ve collected this year, we’re BEYOND THRILLED to be helping a new church plant in North Minneapolis (Lighthouse) as they desire to equip their students for the new school year by hosting an event much like the one we’re coordinating in Powderhorn.
Jesus says something about treasure hoarding and building bigger barns to hold it. Instead of creating space and keeping these backpacks for another year, we’re pretty excited to be giving them to our brothers and sisters on the Northside. To be on the giving end of things is refreshing and God-honoring and we’re humbled to be in this position.
Prayers for a strong finish with the Bash would be great! Pray for a great turnout, great weather, great execution! If your Saturdayafternoon is free, swing on by Powderhorn Park. We’d love to see you there!