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.
"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
This year's Registration Day: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 • 10 am - 4 pm.*
*All registration is first-come, first-served to the first 500 who register and must be done in person at Prestoncrest ~ 6022 Preston Crest Lane, Dallas, Tx 75230
Giveaway Day: Saturday, August 3, 2019 • 9 am - 12 Noon**
**Note: Registration on March 20 is required to receive supplies.
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. Financial donations are collected at Prestoncrest to help sponsor each child, and are done via the donation table in the church foyer in the spring each year. Each donation of $40 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.