"If anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.” - Matthew 10:42
Registration Day for 2017 was held Wednesday, March 28, 2017 • 10 am - 4 pm*
Check back for our 2018 Date... details are normally posted here by Feb 1st of each year
*Note: All registration is first-come, first-served to the first 500 who register and must be done in person at the church building at Prestoncrest ~ 6022 Preston Crest Lane, Dallas, Tx 75230
Giveaway Day: Saturday, August 5, 2017 • 9 am - 12 Noon**
**Note: Registration on March 28 is required to receive supplies in August.
Packs & Pencils is one of Prestoncrest's annual community events that reaches out to assist families in need by providing backpacks and school supplies. Each year, 500 children in grades K-6th grade, have a chance to register in March and then join us in August to receive school supplies at a fun morning event at Prestoncrest.
Volunteers are needed each year to setup and organize supplies on Friday night from 6-9 pm before the Saturday "Giveaway Day." (On Saturday, Volunteers are needed from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.) Friday setup is a family-friendly event and all ages are guaranteed have fun helping unpack boxes of supplies and assembling all the kits for Giveaway Day! Help is also needed on Giveaway Day to help distribute supplies to those registered from the community. Cash donations are collected at Prestoncrest in July each year through Prestoncrest's Connections Classes, or donations can be placed in the offering plate, mailed to the church, or dropped off at the church office. Each donation of $50 provides a child with supplies & a sturdy backpack.
To find out about each year's upcoming registration day, check here in late February/early March each year for updated dates and times.
Setup: Friday, August 4, 2017 • 6-9 pm
Click HERE to commit to donate or volunteer with Setup Day / Giveaway Day!
New for 2017:
PACKS & PENCILS additional outreach to HAMILTON PARK NEIGHBORS & children!
Packs & Pencils is adding a new dimension this year! As our Cover Dallas With Love/Urban Missions continues to expand and grow, we will now be providing 100 backpacks with school supplies for some of the more economically challenged students at the Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet School. (These 100 backpacks are above & beyond the ones we already hand out on “Giveaway Day” at Prestoncrest each year).
This will involve not only giving backpacks and supplies, but also further involvement in the lives of children & families associated with the school, because IT REALLY IS ALL ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIPS!
For more information on this new addition to Packs & Pencils, please see Gary Cochran.