FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lakeshore Backpacks for Kids will soon begin distributing 1,700 free backpacks stocked with school supplies during a series of events hosted by area churches. The events begin in Holton on August 6, 2011, and end on August 31, 2011. The GateWay Church, located on Pontaluna Road, is the newest member of this year’s faith-based effort to equip preschool through 12th grade students with needed school supplies. Distribution sites also include Holton United Methodist, Lebanon Lutheran in Whitehall, Samuel Lutheran Church in downtown Muskegon, Mission for Area People in Muskegon Heights, and Great Lakes Kingdom Ministry in Muskegon. Each child must be present and be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive a backpack as long as supplies last.