The parking lot at Pathway Church was flooded Sunday morning. Hundreds of students and their parents lined up to hand pick their own, brand new, not to mention free backpack filled with the essentials.
There was a catch–those receiving book bags had to attend one of their three morning services. In total, Pathway gave out around 800 backpacks.
Later today, over at the Pleasant Valley Shopping Center, Mobile City Councilman CJ Small hosted a back to school rally for kids in district three.
He partnered with Prichard City Councilman Lorenzo Martin for the event who said it was all for a great reason.
“A lot of them have been sleeping late, they’ve got to start getting up early in the morning now so we’re just giving them a rally to encourage them to get excited about going back to school,” says Martin.
Martin owns a uniform store and was able to give out 20 free uniforms today to students in need.
“Well it’s very important because somebody did it for me, but we like to support good health and a quality education, which we know our kids needs that and it’s wrong for us to sell the uniforms to the kids and not encourage them to do good while they’re in school.”
1200 kids came to the rally and got free backpacks, pencils, paper, crayons, and notebooks.