The Leisure World Interfaith Council (LWIC) is planning a Carnival Game Night, Interfaith style, from 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 11. The group will gather for a little lighthearted fun in Veterans Plaza, where people will have the opportunity to show off their skills at tabletop bowling, Bingo and cornhole, among other games; have their “Psalm” read; do some puzzles; and get together on a summer night for some fun. The Interfaith Council will accept donations for the back to school backpack drive during this time.
The LWIC is sponsoring a backpack drive for students in need. As local students head back to classrooms after the pandemic, the need has never been greater.
Working through the Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), the LWIC hopes to help many of the 5,000 students who need extra help to be prepared to succeed in school this year. Any donation amount will be appreciated, as every $20 collected will provide a student with a backpack fully stocked with paper, pens, notebooks and folders.
Those who would like to donate can drop off a donation of any amount in the LWIC’s locked prayer request drop box by the front door of Redeemer Lutheran Church at 13564 St. Andrew’s Drive.
LWIC will also collect funds at the Carnival Game Night.
Checks can be made out to the LWIC. All funds collected will be added to the grand total and sent to the Backpacks for Success Program at CAPOC.