Looking at backpacks full of school supplies, volunteers were happy for what they had accomplished. In less than 2 hours about 25 people filled over 200 backpacks of donated school supplies. Many of the volunteers were from the Bedford Leads Group (BBLG), a networking group from the Bedford Chamber of Commerce. BBLG donated over $700 in supplies and backpacks in addition to labor to help pack. Wendy Witt said “This is so great, I know how excited my kids are when we shop for the school supplies!”
BBLG members where seen smiling and having a great time while putting together the backpacks! Sadly, there was not enough of each of the supplies, we ran out of some items. Therefore some kids will only receive a portion of what they need for the school year.
A special thank you to Vicky Tent of Bank of Fincastle and to Liz Brown owner of Rapid Printing. The co-captained the event for us.They organized what to purchase, kept track of the money, and had it delivered to the drop off point.