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The 2017 Faith Alliance Help a Child in Need Succeed Backpack Ministry supporting Reach out Lakota’s Back to School Program was another wonderful success! Nine Faith Alliance churches partnered to collect backpacks and school supplies for low-income children at Reach Out Lakota.

The results from the Faith Alliance Churches were:

  • More than 450 children sponsored with school supplies and backpacks
  • More than $14,000 of school supplies donated
  • More than $10,000 in backpacks and miscellaneous supplies donated


Andrea Subler, ROL Back to School Coordinator commented:

“Your (Faith Alliance) collaboration played a vital role in helping us to meet our goal to ensure that all children in the Lakota School District begin the school year with the tools needed to succeed.
The majority of our distributed items(over 90%) came from members of the Faith Alliance!
We certainly couldn’t succeed without the many hands and hearts like yours that are dedicated to helping our community.”

A special thank you to Reach Out Lakota, Hillandale Family of Communities, Laura Zajac and all those who donated time, talent and treasure to help children be ready for school.