Scottsdale church asking for backpack donations

The North Scottsdale United Methodist Church would like to send children back to school with a bag tag and a blessing.

For those that are not sending a student off to school, the church welcomes donations of a new backpack to be distributed to Vista del Camino recreational facility, 7700 E. Roosevelt St. in Scottsdale. The facility offers after school care, clothing, food and school supplies to less fortunate children according to a press release.

Donators can bring the backpacks to church on Sunday, August 16, to have both the child and their backpack blessed during the 10 a.m. worship service, according to the release.

The church is at 11735 N. Scottsdale Road.

After the blessing each teacher and child will receive a bag tag to add to their backpack.  The tags stand as a visual reminder of God’s presence in their daily lives, according to the release.

For more information about N.S.U.M.C. or the event please call the church office at 480-948-0529 or or

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