Fall 2019

Anna’s House – Back to School Bash & Backpack Drive

What: Back to school backpack drive and party for foster children and families. Connect members will buy backpack for specific age child and fill with school supplies (list provided). Great opportunity for families to joyfully provide to a child with fresh start for new school year. After backpacks have been filled and returned, Connect volunteers will host a cookout at Anna’s House to distribute them to the children.


  • July 7th, 2019: Cards with children’s names, grade, and supply list will be available at Connect UMC this Sunday. Please sign-up and select one or two cards while at church.
  • July 28th, 2019: Filled backpacks should be returned to church by this date. (Backpacks will be delivered to Anna’s House during August 3rd Back to School Bash & Cookout. Details below)


  • When: Saturday August 3rd, 2019 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Meet at Connect UMC parking lot by 10:00 am to carpool to location)
  • Where: Anna’s House Luther Community Compound
  • What: Delivery of filled backpack’s and host community cookout. A playground and splash pad will be available for children.
  • Who: Anna’s House Foundation. Website: www.annashousefoundation.org

Connect UMC Mission Project Leader: Kaitlin Austin