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Help Fill 1,500 Backpacks


In cooperation with Inverhills Church, the Church of St. Patrick and other IGH churches and businesses Heartland is working together to fill 1,500 backpacks with school supplies for this year’s "Back To School Bash.”

The event is Saturday, August 22 from 11am-2pm, and donations are being collected now. The backpacks are free to families who may not otherwise be able to send their school-aged children back to school with the required supplies.

Back to School Bash began in 2006 when Pastor Bart Thompson of Inverhills Church and other church staff wanted a way to reach out to the community. After working with ISD 199, 300 backpacks were given away that first year and has grown to over 1,000 in recent years.

Back to School Bash will be hosted by the Church of St. Patrick and includes free concessions, games, inflatables, live music and entertainment.

Drop off your donations July 1 thru August 10 at the Heartland 5500 South Robert Trail, Inver Grove Heights, MN branch or our CHS branch. You may also donate money at ihchurch.com then click “Give Online.”

Supplies Include:
Red, Blue and Black Pens
Loose Leaf Paper
College Ruled Notebooks
Glue Bottles
Colored Pencils
Glue Sticks
Pink Erasers
Post It Notes
Lead Pencils
Comp Books

Thank you for your donations!