Stitchers Teen Council members applied for and received a $1,000 Youth Mini Grant from the Saint Louis Mental Health Board to create resource support backpacks for children attending Patrick Henry Downtown Academy Elementary School, Saint Louis Public School District. Bags will be stuffed with a sleeping bag, flashlight, toiletries, a poncho, and snacks.
Life Foundation and Ready Readers are partnering organizations supplying books and school supplies.
Additional funds are being collected by the Saint Louis Story Stitchers to create additional backpacks through June 1st, 2015. See storystitchers.org home page for details. Be sure to mark your check “Big Hug in a Bag.”
Please remember to VOTE for the Weight of Words Cause today and everyday until June 4th.