It seems like summer just began and yet this time of year the shelves in the stores are full of back to school supplies, snacks, and fall clothing.  For many this time of year is a fresh start as families look forward to the return to school routines and extra curricular activities.  Sadly not everyone can afford the trends, or new pencils and pens and for some that can prove disappointing.  

But there is Hope at the heart of an amazing organization that I want to share and encourage you to support via this link: is holding their annual Back to School Blast on August 20th  in East Vancouver, South Vancouver and the Tri Cities,  with the focus on raising $30,000 to support 1000 children across the community.  For every $30 that is donated one child in need will receive a quality backpack filled with school supplies and other essentials.  

And that’s not all!  Children and their families will have the opportunity to attend a fund event including a free BBQ, bouncy castles, treats, back to school haircuts for kids, professional photographs, special guests and more!With hope at their core, CityReach is seeing lives changed and helping people prosper.  Consider giving some hope today with a donation to this worthwhile program.  Every contribution great or small will make a difference. 

For more information and consider sponsoring a back pack or two for a child in our community.