2nd Annual We Got Your BACKpack Event


August 12, 2017 from 11AM-1PM at Irwin Park

 Hosted by: churches of the  Norwin Ministerium

The Norwin Ministerium is a consortium of ministers of Christian denomination within the Norwin Community.  The goal of the Ministerium is to establish ways in which we can reach out to our entire community and provide a better quality of life to all those that live within it. 

We Got Your BACKpack is one step in the efforts to reach out to our community.  Our event provides a backpack full of school supplies, free of charge, to the children of the Norwin Community on a first come first serve basis while supplies last.  In addition to the backpacks, the children and their families are invited to enjoy a few hours of fun in the park at no cost to the family.  

In 2016, we distributed over 160 backpacks to the children of the Norwin Community!




Please consider helping to make the second annual event even more successful by contributing in one of the following ways:
  • Making a monetary donation
    • $35 (covers the cost of one filled backpack)              
    • □ $50    □ $100    □ $250    □ $500  
  • Donating a service (concessions, health, beauty, entertainment)
  • Donating supplies.  (see reverse side for details)
  • Designating your place of business as a donation center.
  • Volunteering of your time to assist in the day’s events by signing up at www.norwinbackpacks.com  

Would you please consider donating supplies to fill each backpack?

Backpack                                        Pencils                               Notebooks

Binders (3 ringed, any size)         Folders                               Lined paper

Scissors                                          Crayons                              Markers

Colored pencils                             Glue Sticks                         Pens (blue and red)

Toothpaste (travel size)                Rulers                                 Erasers (pencil top)

Kleenex (pocket packs)                 Toothbrushes                    Combs

Hand sanitizer (travel size)          Highlighters 

Please place supplies in the donation box located

in the church lobby, by Sunday, July 30

For more information about how you can help, visit www.facebook.com/norwinbackpacks and like our page or email us at wegotyourbackpack@gmail.com.

Donations may also be mailed or delivered to Nate Patnode (724-864-3301), Norwin Ministerium Treasurer, 101 Clay Pike, Irwin, PA 15642.

Direct contacts for information through Norwin Christian Church:

Terry Erwin at terry@norwinchristianchurch.com and Johna Resnik at resniks4@comcast.net