School supply-backpack drive and back to school give-a-way in Village

Communities need to stand together and the people of those communities should assist one another when times are tough.

Due to the economic struggles some of our families are experiencing many of the students in our Village are unable to start the new school year with proper school supplies.

One of our community school administrators stated that approximately 40 percent of Big Park's students are living below the poverty line.

The Village of Oak Creek Church of the Nazarene, Weber's IGA and Desert Flour Bakery are sponsoring a school supply collection for the students of Big Park Community School.

If you would like to assist those in need by purchasing school supplies, there will be drop-off bins placed at Weber's IGA, Desert Flour Bakery and the Nazarene church through Sunday, July 17th.

You can find a list of needed school supplies attached to the bins or at vocnaz.org.

If you would prefer to donate funds checks can be mailed to or dropped at:

VOC Church of the Nazarene

55 Rojo Drive, Sedona, AZ 86351

*The memo line should read "Back 2 School" and the check made out to "VOC Nazarene" or contact Pastor Jim at 702-810-4048 to arrange pickup of your gift.

Sunday, July 24th from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, students from Big Park Community School are invited to receive FREE backpacks and school supplies at the Village of Oak Creek Church of the Nazarene, located at 55 Rojo Drive, 86351, one-quarter mile south of the Hilton roundabout.

There will be free hot dogs and drinks available.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help with this community project call Pastor Jim Cunningham at 702-810-4048 or leave a message at 928-284-0015.

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