It's not too late to donate to the Back To School Efforts for the kids at The Good Shepherd RTC!
For those of you that have already donated, THANK YOU for making the transition back to school a little easier on 31 special boys. They got to start their year with: a new Nike backpack, new Nike shoes, new pants, several shirts, new jackets, underwear, socks, school supplies, toiletries, and more. We can't thank you enough for your generosity!
A huge shout out to Lance over at BSN Sports. He has helped us outfit boys of all sizes quickly and at prices well below retail. That is how we can get brand name items for less than what we would pay through regular channels.
While dropping off the backpacks stuffed full of personal gifts for each boy, a few of the boys helped us unload the gifts. One of the boys was so excited that the backpacks were Nike. I said, "You deserve it!" He hung his head and said, "No - we don't." It was heartbreaking. We stopped him and looked in his eyes and said "Yes - you do."
Thanks for all your help, everyone! If you haven't donated yet, please consider making a donation specific to the back to school effort. It really matters to these kids!