Last year in the spring of 2020, due to kind and generous donations, there were 41 backpacks - plus an assorted number of rainboots delivered to the migrant workers on ten Prince Edward County Farms. The delivery was difficult because of Covid and we really could not have much of a relationship with the workers other than dropping stuff off for them. Still they were very grateful for what they received and genuinely appreciated whatever assistance we could muster.
This year, with Greer's asparagus farm having a larger production, we are assuming there will be close to 50 backpacks needed. We are including a needs list if you can, or wish to donate and are grateful for any contributions. If you feel led to donate to this ministry financially, then please make sure when you give to Emmanuel, that you clearly designate the funding to the Backpack Ministry. Stay safe, keep well, thank you and God bless!
Needs list: Clothes can be lightly used and in good condition - backpacks, mens hoodies, t-shirts, toques, ball caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shoes/boots, raincoats, granola bars, facecloths, hand towels, pen and paper, work gloves, shampoo, men's socks, bibles, No Frills or Tim's gift cards -any amount, shaving cream ,razors, cooking pots with lids. All donations are very much appreciated. Please call 613-393-3014 to arrange donation.
Contact: Bill and Maryann Barrett firstname.lastname@example.org