Northway Church collecting supplies to donate to Capital Region schools

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Northway Church is committed to making a positive, life-changing impact in the Capital Region Community. Over the course of each year, they raise over 800 gifts for children in need through their Illuminate Christmas Project, serve meals at the Schenectady City Mission, and host a Back to School Blitz event to raise school supplies for local schools.

“We are dedicated to being a life giving, life changing presence in the Capital Region Community,” states Pastor Buddy Cremeans, the Senior Pastor of Northway Church. His wife, Debbie Cremeans, oversees the church’s Care and Outreach Ministry. “Our mission and vision is to do our best to care for the needs of people,” she says, “We can’t wait to bless families by giving their children school supplies they may not otherwise have.”

This August 21st, 2015 marks the fifth annual Back to School Blitz outreach event hosted by Northway Church to raise school supplies for families across the Capital region. This year’s Back to School Blitz will be a free event open to the public with refreshments, a bounce house, games, free haircuts for kids, and music. Families are encouraged to bring school supplies that Northway Church will donate to CAPTAIN and to local public high schools. “We have had an amazing partnership with Northway Church,” stated Andy Gilpin, Associate Executive Director of CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services, “Because of Northway Church, we’ve been able to triple the amount of kids we can provide school supplies for in the Capital Region.”

Families at Northway Church began to donate school supplies on the weekend of July 18th. They will continue to drop their school supplies off at the church leading up to the date of the event. School supplies will be distributed to CAPTAIN and to local schools on Tuesday, August 25th.

WHERE: Northway Church | 1208 Route 146 | Clifton Park, NY 12065 (.8 miles past Shenendahowa Schools)

WHEN: Friday, August 21st from 6:30pm-8:30pm

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