City First Church donates 1,000 backpacks to Rockford teachers

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — Teachers and principals in the Rockford area shopped for school supplies in an unlikely place on August 16, City First Church.

Members of the church collected and donated over 1,000 backpacks and various school supplies to teachers and principles in RPS District 205.

Leaders at the church like youth pastor Jennifer Eckerson hope the donation shows how much they care about the city.

“At our church, we just love people, and we want them to know that we love them,” Eckerson said. “That’s our goal is just to show the community that we care for them and meet their needs whatever they are.”

City First also fed the teachers and principals a free lunch.

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