Operation Backpack Giveaway Event Scheduled for Children of St. Vincent Catholic Charities

St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) will be hosting the annual Operation Backpack giveaway rally in the STVCC Children’s Home gymnasium on Tuesday, August 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  At the rally, residents of the STVCC Children’s Home will listen to inspirational speakers, and then will select a donated backpack complete with supplies for the upcoming school year.  Following the event, the remaining backpacks will be distributed to children in STVCC’s adoption, foster care, and refugee resettlement programs.

Operation Backpack is a month-long backpack and school supply drive in the Lansing community.  This year’s campaign is co-chaired by Lupe Izzo and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK CEO Brig Sorber.   The campaign is a collaboration between STVCC, sponsors WILX-TV Channel 10 and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, and community partners Capitol National Bank and RE/MAX Real Estate to collect a total goal of 1,250 backpacks.  In addition, Congressman Mike Bishop of Michigan’s 8th Congressional District and Delta Dental have served as collection sites.

Speakers at the event will include STVCC CEO Andrea Seyka, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK CEO Brig Sorber, a video message from Lupe Izzo, and representatives from WILX-TV Channel 10, Capitol National Bank, RE/MAX Real Estate, and Delta Dental.

The Children’s Home is located at 2800 W. Willow St., Lansing, Mich., 48917.

To RSVP to attend the event, please contact John Karasinski, STVCC Associate Director of Community Relations and Marketing, at 517-323-4734 Ext. 1202 or at karasij@stvcc.org.

About St. Vincent Catholic Charities
St. Vincent Catholic Charities has a long history of serving children and families in crisis. Originally established in 1948 as a Catholic Charity, St. Vincent’s Home for Children was built in 1952 and has been a safe haven for thousands of children over the decades. Currently the agency has six different program areas of service, including the Children’s Home and is one of the largest charitable human services agencies in the Greater Lansing area. To learn more about St. Vincent Catholic Charities go to: www.stvcc.org.                                                                                                                                                                   

For More Information or to Set Up an Interview contact:
John Karasinski
Associate Director of Community Relations and Marketing
517-323-4734 ext 1202  or cell # 248-880-3858

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