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Donate Backpacks for Refugee Children

July 28, 2021

Having a backpack is important for refugee children. Many of them live in one-bedroom apartments with several siblings and a new backpack can help them stay focused on their studies. Last year Rock Spring collected 100 backpacks for refugee students. Catholic Charities was very grateful and has asked for our help again. This year Welcoming the Stranger wants to match or even top that number.

Here’s how you can help:

Between now and August 31, go to Backpacks! and order one to be delivered to the church at:

Rock Spring Church UCC
5010 Little Falls Road
Arlington, VA 22207

If you prefer, you can have the backpack delivered to your home address and drop it off or let Wayne Limberg or JJ Gardiner know and they will figure out a way to get it. You get to choose the color!

Questions? Contact Wayne ( or JJ ( Please order your backpack by August 22. We will be filling the backpacks with school supplies on August 28 as part of Compassion Camp.