Vernon's Upper Room Mission collecting backpacks for the less fortunate again this year

Backpacks full of blessings

Vernon's Upper Room Mission is once again filling backpacks for the city's less fortunate.

And for many of the recipients, it could be the only present they receive all year.

The backpack program has been an annual event at the mission for several years and once again the URM is looking for backpack donations for males and females for Christmas.

People can just donate just a backpack, or the items for a backpack or both.

The gifted items can be some of the basic necessities many of us take for granted, such as:

  • Warm gloves, scarf, and/or toque
  • Hand warmers
  • New socks
  • Small notepad and pens
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Toiletry items (travel size is best): shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, Kleenex, Band-Aids, First-Aid kit, chapstick, etc.
  • candies/chocolates

The URM will be collecting the backpacks until Dec. 16. They will be handed out on Dec. 23.

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