MISSION PARTNER: PROJECT JOY

SEPTEMBER 8, 2018

FPC 9:00 A.M.

School Bags and Bulk Supplies for Harlan KY.

9am. in Wilson Hall


~On our 2NDSAT we begin the morning by unpacking and laying out the assembly line of the gathered school supplies for 150 Learning Bags for Middle School and 150 Learning Bags for High School Students.  Once this is in place, we begin filling the bags and place them in the required boxes for transport, rounding out the morning by loading all this, as well as any other donated bulk supplies into waiting transport in the parking lot.  


School Supplies & Bags for Harlan KY.  History: " Harlan is a small town northeast of Knoxville. In years past, this coal mining area thrived, and the county boasted a population of over 80,000. With the decline of the coal mining industry and the lack of other industry, Harlan residents have fallen on hard times. With the population now down to less than 32,000, almost 40% of the county's children live in poverty. Project JOY was founded by Priest Lake Presbyterian Church 18 years ago. We join with them in their work by putting together 300 learning bags with items bought by FPC Mission Committee, as well as bulk paper for Harlen teachers donated by individuals.
History:  Harlan is a small town northeast of Knoxville. In years past, this coal mining area thrived, and the county boasted a population of over 80,000. With the decline of the coal mining industry and the lack of other industry, Harlan residents have fallen on hard times. With the population now down to less than 32,000, almost 40% of the county's children live in poverty. Founded by Priest Lake Presbyterian Church 18 years ago. We join with them in their work by putting together learning bags with items bought by FPC Mission Committee, also we collect bulk college ruled and wide ruled paper from FPC members to pass on to Harlan teachers.  PLPC distributes the supplies later in the year in Harlan.