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Backpack Peoria – How You Can Help

It’s about that time again…time for one of the biggest charitable efforts in central Illinois. Backpack Peoria is this Saturday and this year, the folks who put on the event need your help to make it happen.

Backpacks

They need to raise $40,000 by this weekend, so thousands of kids can go back to school with supplies and uniforms.

The event is a big hit with the community every year. People line up hours in advance of the event – no really, hours. Like, before dawn. It’s kind of a big deal.

So if you are able to, please visit backpackpeoria.com to read a short note from the event’s organizer. You’ll find the link to donate at the bottom of the page, or you can go directly to the donation site by clicking here.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for donating. And hey, you’re social media savvy so please share this with your friends if you don’t mind. Backpack Peoria is a great program and it blesses a lot of families in this area.

Have a great day!

UPDATE: The event was a success! Thank you to everyone who donated or shared the donation information.

Here’s a recap from a local news station: http://goo.gl/jscBH9

 

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Colton Dixon: Concert with a Cause (Backpack Peoria)

Concert with a Cause 2013

It’s time for a Concert with a Cause in Peoria!

Dream Center Peoria is hosting rising star and American Idol finalist Colton Dixon at Riverside Community Church Friday, July 26th for a night of worship. In the process, everyone who attends will be supporting the annual Backpack Peoria campaign.

Backpack Peoria

If you’re not familiar with Backpack Peoria, this is an event that provides free backpacks (3,000 of them) filled with school supplies to kids in the Peoria area as well as offering other back-to-school information and services for families. It’s an amazing day of caring for the people of this community and your $15 ticket to the concert will help make it happen.

So please come out July 26th. Enjoy a great show and help send a kid back to school with the supplies he or she needs. Click the Colton Dixon photo above for a link to buy tickets or get more information here: http://www.dreamcenterpeoria.org/news.html.

Should be a great night. Thank you for supporting this great cause!

Leeland: Concert with a Cause (Backpack Peoria)

The folks at Dream Center Peoria are bringing a big-time show to Peoria this month and once again they will be providing school supplies and more to thousands of kids in need, thanks to the Backpack Peoria program.

GRAMMY nominated worship band Leeland will be performing a concert at Riverside Community Church in Peoria the evening of Friday, July 27th. The concert will start at 7:00 p.m. Click on the photo above to purchase tickets online.

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Jars of Clay: A Concert with a Cause (Backpack Peoria)

This is going to be awesome.

Jars of Clay will be performing live at Riverside Community Church in Peoria on Friday, July 29th at 7:30 p.m.

Cool stuff…but the reason it’s going to be a truly great event is because every ticket that is purchased will buy one child in our area a backpack filled with supplies or a school uniform gift card.

I repeat, this is going to be awesome.

$15 gets you a ticket to the concert and it also gets a kid either a backpack or a school uniform for ‘back to school’ time this fall.

It’s part of the Backpack Peoria program, run by Dream Center Peoria. The program has been running for nearly a decade and this year, the folks at DCP plan to give out 2,500 backpacks filled with supplies and 1,000 school uniform gift cards.

Those items will come at no cost to the students who receive them. They do cost money to purchase, however and that’s where this concert comes in.

Anyone familiar with Christian music knows that Jars of Clay is a top-notch band with a great sound and wonderful message in their songs. The concert itself is more than worth the 15 bucks. The fact that you’ll be enjoying a great show AND helping kids with their back to school needs, well, you just can’t beat that.

If you can’t attend the show but still want to support the program, your donation would be greatly appreciated. Visit the highlighted Backpack Peoria link above or you can give directly at this site: https://www.justgive.org/nonprofits/donate.jsp?ein=52-2376242

If you want more information, just call the Dream Center at (309) 676-3000 and the staff will be more than happy to tell you all about it.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you in advance to those who plan to attend the concert or make a donation. God bless.