FRM Gives over 300 Backpacks

Backpacks of Hope

Over 300 students from the Frederick community received a backpack this past week along with new school supplies from the Frederick Rescue Mission. In addition to the backpacks, students received words of encouragement from staff at the Mission. Many children in the Frederick Community also attend the Mission’s Summer Enrichment Program, a program that promotes education and exploration during the summer for children in need.

The program aims to keep children in school and the backpack drive supplies them with the tools needed to do so. Over the past several years, the Mission has supplied on average 150-200 students with school supplies but has seen the need continue to grow. The Mission provides notebooks, pocket folders, pencils and many other essential school supplies.

“In the fall, the Mission has a unique opportunity to help the children in our community by giving them the tools for success,” said Arnold Farlow, Frederick Rescue Mission executive director. “For many of these children,

Over the past several years, the Mission has supplied on average 150-200 students with school supplies but has seen the need continue to grow. The Mission provides notebooks, pocket folders, pencils and many other essential school supplies. “In the fall, the Mission has a unique opportunity to help the children in our community by giving them the tools for success,” said Arnold Farlow, Frederick Rescue Mission executive director. “For many of these children, school can be a struggle and we want to disrupt the narrative and encourage them to build a fulfilling and bright future for themselves.”

The backpack drive and Summer Enrichment Program are two ways the Mission helps children in Frederick but in addition, the Mission provides breakfast and lunch to homeless and poor families 365 days a year and satisfies grocery needs through the Food Distribution Center