Thank you, Homer community! Once again you opened your hearts and wallets to support the Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma’s “Back to School Supplies Project.” Because of your generosity, more than 106 children, clients of the Homer Community Food Pantry, started their school year ready to learn. They went to school with new backpacks filled with school supplies and the knowledge that their community supports them in their education.
We wish to thank all those folks who filled the donation containers at Ulmer’s True Value and Homer Chamber of Commerce. Special kudos to the local service groups, the Kachemak Bay Lions, Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary, the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown, the Emblem Club and the Homer Community Food Pantry, along with Peg Fields, Shirley Thompson, John and Ruhiyyih Baker, Donna Sigler, Michael Colgrove Eileen Becker, Marcus and Sherrie Lyons, Linda Munns, and the anonymous donors for their monetary contributions.
Thank you to the amazing members of the Faith Lutheran, Christian Community, Homer United Methodist and Glacier View Baptist churches who continue to stuff the collection boxes to the brim with backpacks and supplies. Save-U-More’s assistance with the purchasing of backpacks was greatly appreciated. Ulmer’s and the chamber of commerce’s housing of the donation receptacles was instrumental in helping the community participate in DKG’s “Back to School Supplies Project.” A special shout out goes to the members of the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown, who joined our members, giving their time and energy to assemble the backpacks and to Linda Munns for her social media efforts.
Thank you to East End Mini Storage and to Total Office Products with helping with our storage needs. Their assistance supports this project being successful on a year-round basis.
This is our ninth year of offering school supplies and more than 915 children have been helped. This project is effective only because of the community support. The ongoing collaboration is what puts all the smiles on children’s faces as they start the school year on a positive note.
Delta Kappa Gamma