In partnership with more than 100 churches, businesses and community-based organizations in Greater Paterson, Star of Hope provides a backpack that includes 30 educational supplies for 1700 children in August through its Project Backpack Initiative. Member Network churches and organizations may request backpacks to serve the children in need of one in their congregations and neighborhoods.
“I want to thank SOHM for the backpack donation and all the people and churches involved in this project. It was a great practice of the words of Jesus, ‘the poor will be always with you.’ People were so happy and joyful when they received the backpack. Some of them did not expect ‘such a blessing.’ A whole family was at church on Sunday as a result of the backpack gift. The lady and daughter came to the altar to give thanks to God and for prayer. She is going through a hard time. Praise the Lord that we could be a blessing to those who are in need and they could see Jesus in us.”
Thank you again.
Reverend Dr. Ricardo Orellana, Pastor