Build a Backpack Drive

Providing assistance to the students of Gilbert Elementary

Join in the excitement when First United Methodist Church builds backpacks each year for children in the Gilbert area, Family Promise and children who are part of the Sidewalk Sunday School Program.  These backpacks are filled with all the items elementary through high school students need to succeed in school.

Here’s how to help next summer:

  • Visit the missions table between services to purchase a Backpack Kit pre-loaded with school supplies for only $20
  • You may also donate new or gently used backpacks with the following supplies:
    • Glue
    • Scissors
    • Loose-leaf paper
    • Folders
    • Rulers
    • Pencils
    • Erasers
    • Spiral notebooks (Wide rule)
    • Composition books (Wide Rule)
    • Pens
    • Crayons

Email missions for more information about this yearly drive.