Backpack & School Supplies Drive for Mary's Place

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Paula and Tish met up with over a couple dozen volunteers on Saturday, August 19th at the Church of Scientology in Seattle to fill 266 backpacks for school students of Mary's Place.  Various congregations from the Seattle area along with neighbors, friends and family contributed backpacks, school supplies, and money for the purchase of supplies.  Dignity/Seattle donated thirty 4GB USB flash drives to be included in the backpacks suitable for high school students.  The number of prepared backpacks has grown each of the four years.  Dignity/Seattle's donation to the drive together with that from other congregations will help Mary's Place in it's goal of getting hundreds of children ready for the upcoming school year.  Distribution to the needy students will occur on Friday, September 1st.