More than 200 community leaders and volunteers devoted their Tuesday morning to personally deliver bright smiles and backpacks filled with school supplies to 5,800 students attending 10 Title 1 elementary schools located across Hamilton County.
The students that received backpacks and school supplies attended the following schools: Bess T. Shepherd Elementary, Clifton Hills Elementary, East Lake Elementary, Eastside Elementary, Hardy Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Hixson Elementary, Orchard Knob Elementary, Spring Creek Elementary and Woodmore Elementary.
The Back to School community outreach collaborative, The Nehemiah Project, is hosted by Front Porch Alliance. Since creating the project in 2000, the Front Porch Alliance, in partnership with a team of sponsors and volunteers, has equipped more than 85,000 Hamilton County Department of Education elementary students with the necessary supplies to start the new school year.
Community Partners of the 17th Annual Nehemiah Project: were City Church, Abba's House, Chick Fil A, J103, Anglican Church of the Redeemer, Salvation Army, Rock Point Church, New Monumental Baptist Church, Resurrected Baptist, Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, Dynamic Church, River Church, Catoosa Homeschool Co-op, Metropolitan Tabernacle, Covenant Transport, Net Specialties, Cop Church, Cadence Coffee, Office Depot, Walmart, Top Flight and The Gideon’s.