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Carnival canceled, backpack drive still on


Originally scheduled for Aug. 11, the Leisure World Interfaith Council’s (LWIC)“Carnival Game Night–Interfaith Style!” has been postponed until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Although the carnival has been postponed, everyone can still participate in sponsoring a backpack for students in need. The need for backpacks and school supplies has never been greater as local students head back to classrooms after the pandemic.

Working through the Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), the LWIC hopes to help as many of the 5,000 students in need as possible this year.

Any donation amount will be appreciated, as every $20 collected will provide a student with a fully stocked backpack with papers, pens, notebooks and folders.

Those who would like to donate can drop off a donation of any amount in the locked LWIC’s prayer request box by the front door of Redeemer Lutheran Church at 13564 St. Andrew’s Drive.

Checks can be made out to the LWIC and whatever funds are collected will be added to the grand total that will be sent to the Backpacks for Success Program at CAPOC.

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