In 2009, we began participating, with seven other community churches, in the Backpack Buddy Program which sends at risk children home each Friday with a backpack containing food for the weekend. The GISD Backpack Buddies ministry is growing. This year 100% of the GISD elementary schools have a church sponsoring this program at each school. San Gabriel Presbyterian sponsors Cooper Elementary where there are 50 students who are now benefiting from the Backpack Buddies program. SGPC volunteers gather, sort and pack the food each week for the students.
San Gabriel Presbyterian also supports the GISD Eagles "Nest" which provides after school tutoring, dinners, and recreation for homeless high school students. In 2012, SGPC donated half of the proceeds from our Pumpkin Patch sales, over $1500, to this GISD Homeless Project. The check was presented to Zelinda Richards Elliott, the GISD Family Specialist.
San Gabriel also participates in the Education Program by holding an annual school supply drive each August to provide for students in financial need. If you would like to serve in any of these mission areas, please contact our Mission Ministry.
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