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Angels gear up for annual backpack, school supply, giveaway

| August 3, 2022 1:00 AM

This year marks the 20th year the Angels Over Sandpoint are providing backpacks and school supplies to children in Bonner County.

The year also marks the Angels' first year back handing out the supplies in person to the families since 2019 due to COVID.

Many parents cannot afford to purchase all of the necessary school supplies required each year, especially when they have more than one child in the home, that’s why the Angels Over Sandpoint make it a priority to assist these families so each child gets to start the school year prepared. More than 2000 students in Bonner County participate in the Free and Reduced Lunch program; these are the students they aim to help.

Families interested in receiving school supplies need to contact the Community Action Partnership office at 208-255-2910 to register their children by Friday, Aug. 26. Parents will be given details on pick up locations and dates when they register.

If you know any families struggling to provide school supplies for their children, please encourage them to call 208-255-2910 and register their children.

The Angels are providing supplies and backpacks to 1100 children this year.  This will require approximately $35,000.00.  Community support is vital in reaching this goal. 100% of the donations the Angels receive go directly to purchasing supplies. Those who wish to donate can send a check made payable to Angels Over Sandpoint BTS, to P.O. Box 2369, Sandpoint, ID  83864. Donations can also be made online at AngelsOverSandpoint.org. The Angels Over Sandpoint is a non-profit charitable service organization, donations are tax-deductible and those who donate will receive a receipt for tax purposes. 

The Angels Over Sandpoint thank the Ponderay Staples for their partnership in making this endeavor possible, and a huge thank you to all of organizations and individuals in the community who donate and volunteer!

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