A church in Marquette is reaching out to the community to help youngsters get prepared for a new year of school.
Silver Creek Church in Harvey kicked off its annual Clothing and School Supply Drive Monday. The drive runs through August 9.
Any type of school supplies such as pencils, backpacks, and clothing items can be dropped off at the church or at a list of locations found on the Silver Creek Church website.
“We would love to invite the entire community, and we really want to get people involved and contributing to help meet the needs of those that are in our community,” Silver Creek Church Pastor Kevin Taylor said.
“We’ve had a wonderful response. We’ve had local businesses that are participating, local organizations, people in the church…it’s really been a great turnout. The community has really responded well.”
The church’s sixth annual Neighborhood Block Party will then be held on August 17 where donated materials can be picked up for those in need. The block party is from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the church. This free event includes giving backpacks, school supplies and clothing to area youth in need.
The event is an opportunity for the entire Silver Creek neighborhood to get together for an enjoyable time of food, fun and fellowship.
Drop off locations include Snyder Drug & Headlines Hair Studio in Harvey, Snyder Drug in Gwinn, You’ve Been Framed in Ishpeming and the U.P. Children’s Museum, Westwood Mall and YMCA of Marquette. The Neighborhood Block Party is being held in conjunction with National Night Out.
In 2012, 350 school supplies and over 3,000 clothing items were given to families in the area.
For more information making donations, visit the block party’s website, or call Silver Creek Church at (906) 249-1715.