Book Bag and School Supplies
Back to school time can be costly, and many children start the school year without their needed supplies. City Lights utilized various approaches over the years to help with this issue, including a giant back-to-school giveaway, supplying over 2,000 book bags to the Akron area. Over time, we have developed a more cost-effective program to serve those in our target area in the best manner possible.
The current program specifically targets the local school districts in our multiple campus communities and families attending a Cornerstone Church campus. Sponsorship opportunities are made available, with the ability to sponsor a child for various dollar amounts. Once donations are completed, the funds are used to buy bookbags and school supplies that are then donated to the local school system for distribution. Gift cards are also distributed to individual families if needed. Gift cards are made available to families by the end of July, so that those in need are able to take advantage of the tax free school shopping days in our area.
Volunteers for this outreach are always welcome for set up, identifying those in need of assistance, and distributing information about the outreach and the schools that it serves.