Church school convention to give away backpacks to homeless

Allen Chapel AME Church will host the 2012 Daytona Beach Church School and Christian Education Convention of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The church is at 580 George W. Engram Blvd.

The convention will include 26 churches located in Brevard, Marion and Volusia counties. It starts June 21 and ends June 23.

In addition to worship services, workshops, and other activities, the group has scheduled a community outreach project, “Backpacks for the Homeless.”

On Friday, June 22, the churches will partner with the STAR Family Center, which provides 58 percent of homeless service in Volusia County to give away Backpacks for the Homeless.

They will fill up the backpacks with food, water and basic needs that include washcloths, soap, toothpaste/toothbrushes, deodorant, socks, small blankets, and other items.

The backpacks will be passed out to the homeless at the conclusion of a “Bridge of Hope” hot meal program at 316 North St.

For more information about the convention, call the Allen Chapel at 386-255-1195.


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