Quality backpacks are needed for Maryville Academy. Maryville receives approximately 600 unaccompanied refugees annually into their Casa Esperanza program. These children, ages 13-16, arrive in the US with just the clothes on their back. They are provided with donated clothes and toiletries, and hopefully a donated backpack to keep their new belongings in.
Our goal is to provide at least 100 backpacks to help support their efforts. The collected backpacks will be blessed at the service on August 25th, prior to their delivery.