Macomb Local News
The Macomb Assembly of God, 112 Robin Road, Macomb, IL 61455, are holding their seventh annual "Back to School Bash" at the church this Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 11AM-2PM.
Many schools have received less funding and fewer supplies, which makes it hard for students to be successful. More parents every year are finding it difficult to provide all the proper school supplies for their children.
This event hopes to change that by giving families FREE backpacks, school supplies, lunches, haircuts, actvities and games. They have given out over 250 backpacks filled with supplies, all at no costs to the families. Macomb Assembly of God's lead pastor, Carl Redding, stopped by the K100 studio for an interview this morning with Mark Hespen to discuss the upcoming event. 
"Our church is excited about the people that are all involved. Everyone is just excited to share hope. We're in a culture today where sometimes people are living with a lack of hope, so we just want to connect with kids and hangout and be able to bless them in a physical way by giving them a backpack and school supplies" said Pastor Redding. 
This is made possible through partnering with other local businesses and organizations. If you become a partner, then your business logo will will be included on the flyer in each student bag along with being announced during the event. There are a few ways that these businesses or organizations can help. They can make a tax-deductible financial contribution (this allows the church to get special discounts on backpacks and supplies), donate supplies, offer services and resources, or just to come out and help during the event.
If you would like to become a partner for the "Back to School Bash", please contact the Macomb Assembly of God at 309-837-5470 or by email at 
Mark Hespen's full interview with Pastor Carl Redding can be found here: