Center of Hope Community Church is hosting our annual BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY, Sunday, August 21, 2016. Our goals are to give away hundreds of packed backpacks to each child present. We're seeking sponsorships to collect backpacks and basic school supplies - 1)wide-ruled filler paper, 2)folders, 3)pencils, 4)crayons, 5)erasers, 6)ruler, 7)pencil sharpener, 8)glue sticks, 9)colored pencils, 10)washable markers, 11)highlighters, and 12)pencil pouches. We will hand-deliver to each student present with a smile Sunday, August 21, 2016. These backpacks and supplies are for students entering kindergarten - through 12th grade (ages 5-18).

Center of Hope Community Church is socially conscious and very committed to reducing poverty by providing the Oakland community ways to increase their quality of life. We focus on educating and empowering communities, regarding health disparities, supportive employment and providing tools and resources for families becoming self-sufficient. Many families cannot afford all the supplies necessary to outfit their children for the school year. We want the young boys and girls to feel the love that we, the community, have for them. We want them to feel that they are worthy of the best that God and life has to offer.

Please let us know if I can provide you with more details about how we could work together on this request. Your contribution is not solely a charitable contribution, but is also a testimony. Without the support of other organizations and people like yourself, we would not be able to reach our goal. Drop off location and times Center of Hope Corporate office (across the street) 8400 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays from 10:00am - 2:00pm or Center of Hope Community Church in the main lobby Before or after 8:00am or 11:00am worship services and on Tuesdays evenings 6:00-8:30pm.


Pastors Brondon & Maria Reems