Heart-n-Hand Ministries, located in Belton, Missouri, helps many people in the area. Between running a thrift shop, offering job assistance, a food pantry, monthly food drop for anyone, and other ways of ministering to the community, they keep very busy. Another way that they help is to provide school supplies to children whose parents may not be able to afford them. This year, Heart-n-Hand is in need of help to get this done. They are behind in getting the financial donations that are so desperately needed.
Sign-ups for the school supplies ended last week, so they know how many children are needing assistance. As of now, they do not have enough school supplies to go around. According to their flyer, Heart-n-Hand offers school supplies for grades Kindergarten through 12. School supplies are not cheap. The list, provided by the school district, can be lengthy and detailed. The cost adds up quickly--especially if buying for more than one child. Many parents cannot afford this additional expense.
Heart-n-Hand has provided this video that tells of their work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seEtawe5IIQ&feature=share. They are in need of donations. Any amount will help, and is greatly appreciated. Proverbs 22: 6 says, "Train a boy in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not swerve from it," (The New American Bible, 1991, Wichita, KS: Devore & Sons, Inc.).
School is a big part of a child's life. Getting off to a good start, with the necessary school supplies, is very important. When the school supplies are given to the child, it takes excess stress and financial strain off of the parent(s). Everything that is needed is put into a backpack and handed out to them. This is so helpful to a family in need.
Please watch the video, and pray about it. Please consider a donation to help Heart-n-Hand help the children of the Belton community.