What in the world would you do with 35,000 pencils? Or that same amount of notebooks, rulers, crayons & erasers?
I’m here at BYU Women’s Conference and got a behind the scenes look at the service projects they are working on this year. Each year nearly 16,000 women gather at BYU for 2 days of spiritual refueling and service. Yes, service. Last year they put together thousands of hygiene kits which I’m sure have helped people all over the world. This year, however, the fruits of their labors are staying just a little closer to home.
Tomorrow, Women’s Conference attendees will work together to assemble 35,000 backpacks filled with school supplies. These backpacks will be distributed to Salt Lake, Utah County and Davis School Districts. The individual districts will then distribute them to the students in their schools who need a little something extra to help them start the school year off on the right foot.
Over 600 youth and young adult volunteers have been working for the past 2 days getting everything set up and tomorrow the volunteer floodgates will open and a massive assembly line effort will commence.
I can’t wait!