Back 2 School Blast

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The date for the 2016 Back 2 School Blast is:

Saturday, August 13 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

at Parkway Church on the Mountain located at:

 3645 Orange Ave NE  Roanoke, VA 24012

Pre-registration will be required and will be on August 3, 2016 at the Rescue Mission from 9am-11:30am and 5-7pm or until tickets are gone.   Parent must bring child or child’s birth certificate or medicaid card to pick up a ticket.  One ticket per child.

The 2015 event was a success!  Thank you to all the sponsors, donors, volunteers, and organizing team for making it happen! Here are the statistics for the 2015 event:

1,650 children received book bags and supplies (both at the event and after)
483 children received new shoes
136 children received haircuts
46 children received school physicals
8 children received immunization shot sets
595 children received Gideon’s Bibles

“By collaborating with other organizations, we are able to have a bigger and better event. Rather than multiple smaller school supply giveaways, one large event allows the organizing sponsors to pool their talents which means more efficiency and more effective service for struggling families with school age children in our community. Collaboration also allows more outside organizations, such as Carilion Clinic, Roanoke City Health Department, the Police Department, and others participate and reach these families with important information.”- Marian McConnell Volunteer Coordinator for the Rescue Mission,

For more information, contact:

Josh Eagan – Growing Up In the Valley – 540-915-5847 –

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