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Mission First: Downers Grove

By October 16, 2017No Comments

Dear Regional Church Council,

On behalf of the members of First Christian Church of Downers Grove and the families of our community, please accept our sincere thanks and appreciation for your support of our 8th Annual Back to School Fair with your generous grant of $2110.

On Saturday, August 12, our church facility and grounds were transformed into a Back to School Fair. Your donation assisted us in giving away 300 Elementary and 100 Junior/ Senior High backpacks filled with school supplies plus 30 Preschool bags. The Fair is now five times its original size from our first year, and we are so grateful for your support. The need continues to be great, and each year we see the persistent need in our community as families prepare to send their children back to school.

The Back to School Fair also provided a day of firn for over 600 people who attended. With games, prizes, music, food, raffles, a cake walk, a bouncy house, face painting, a fire truck, and retiles (turtles, snakes, iguanas), the children and families enjoyed an afternoon of free fun and excitement. Free haircuts, finger printing by LOVE Christian Clearinghouse, and valuable information from the Midwestern University Schools of Dentistry & Optometry, and Literacy DuPage, helped families address health and grooming issues plus literacy issues for adults as they prepare to send their children back to school. Our joy comes from the beaming smiles and sounds of laughter all around us. The comments and thanks from parents let us know that our efforts were appreciated and well received.

We could not have accomplished this alone. It is only through the generosity and cooperation of businesses like yours that we were able to successfully reach out to the community and impact the lives of so many children.

Thank you, again, for your generous contribution and support of our outreach efforts. We hope that we can continue to count on your partnership in this endeavor in years ahead.


Rick Hamilton Senior Minister


Source: Mission First Downers Grove