rockford public schools OUTREACH
There are an estimated 8,000 Rockford area children living at or below the poverty level. Many of them go to school without clean clothes, without necessary school supplies and many more unfortunate realities. it's why we are involved with several outreach programs that serve students throughout the year. Project Undershare is an organization that works with several area facilities to make sure school children have new undergarments. This collection of new undergarments and financial gifts happens in the spring annually at our worship centers. During the summer months, we have a School Supply Drive to fill the backpacks of local schoolchildren before they head back to class. We make sure they have essential supplies. We provide those donations to the children participating in the Centennial Kids Club with RPS 205. Then In the fall, we hold a Homeless Children Clothing Drive to collect jeans and winter coats for kids before winter fully arrives. These gently used and new clothing items are for the Children's Clothes Closet in our Alpine Center, which volunteers are always needed to help with sorting and delivery of the items.