Faith Lutheran Church Collects 153 Backpacks With School Supplies

(above) Backpacks at front of Faith’s Sanctuary

153 Backpacks With School Supplies collected

Faith Lutheran Church

In their September issue, the New Providence News and Berkeley Heights Community News reported that during the summer, Faith’s members and friends bought 105 backpacks and added school supplies for children whose families could not afford them. This was the thirteenth consecutive summer that Faith has undertaken the initiative for families in financial need.

153 was the final number of backpacks with school supplies that Faith’s members and friends bought for families of low income.

The backpacks were given to two organizations, who distributed them to the parents of the children. The organizations were: St. Stephan’s Grace Community, a welcoming and multicultural Lutheran church in the Ironbound District of Newark; and Plainfield Action Services, a community action agency, which provides services to low income families.

The leader of this ministry, for many of the thirteen years, has been Don Treich of Berkeley Heights. Mr. Treich has been a member of Faith for sixty-two years.

The pastor of Faith is Rev. Jane McCready. Visit Faith at 524 South Street, New Providence or at