By Shobana Muratee
STAFFORD –On Thursday August 8, Immanuel Marthoma Church donated a hundred backpacks to Stafford Elementary School on Staffordshire relieving the ‘Back to School’ stress for some needy students. The backpack also contained a stationary like crayons, pencil box and notebooks.
Speaking on the occasion, Abraham Varghese, Vicar Immanuel Marthoma Church said, “This is our silver jubilee year and we need to share our resources with the community and with the lesser privileged ones in the schools.
Most of the students are homeless to help them come to the school and help them. We are trying to adopt the school as our service project.” This is the first time the Church has selected as part of its service project but the Vicar informed that they have other plans like toy drive for Christmas as well. He later offered prayers.
“We are such small district and the community comes together really well, said Princilla Herrera, Admin. Asst. for Multi-lingual Department. Asked if the backpacks donated would be enough, she said “Any blessing like this is enough,” however, to cover the minimum basic needs another 600 would be need she added.
Xavier Herrera, School Board VP said, “The school and the Stafford community is appreciative of initiative of giving back and longstanding partnership with Stafford community church.”
Principal Twyla Hynes, also expressed her thanks to the church and the volunteers for choosing Stafford Elementary School for their service program.
Immanuel Marthoma Church, located at 12803 Sugar Ridge Boulevard, Stafford, Texas 77477 is celebrating its Silver Jubilee this year.