The River Church sponsored our back to school event along with Bible Life and J29Hope. The River decided they wanted our residents to be known. Not just hand them a bag with supplies. It’s easy for us to buy a school supply and drop it off. It’s harder to buy something for one someone specific and meet them. Our residents sign up for supplies for their children by name, age, sex, what school they attended and any prayer request. The focus of this was to build a relationship with our residents and The River. The River families were not only able to meet the family they purchased supplies for but were able to spend time together. Some ate with their new friends, some played in the bounce houses, and prayed together. I witnessed several tears being shed by both The River and our residents.