Students in Starke, LaPorte and Porter Counties went back to school with new supplies thanks to Kankakee Valley REMC’s second annual Pack a Backpack program. Members purchased supplies or made monetary donations to help provide for students in need.
Marketing director Amanda Steeb says hundreds of students in the communities they serve can’t afford the supplies required by schools. She credits the generosity of KVREMC members with providing for 250 students.
Kids Closet Ministry in North Judson was one of the recipients of supplies from Kankakee Valley REMC. Founder and director Linda Lewandowski says their donations helped provide for one-third of the Starke County students served during their recent Pack-a-Backpack event.