Mission Backpack 2017 with 104.9 The River and Heartland Bank/Interview by LSS Network of Hope published on 2017-07-21T18:58:40Z http://www.lssnetworkofhope.org/foodpantries/services/mission-backpack/ Remember the excitement of getting ready for the first day of school? Your parents probably helped you choose new clothes, new shoes or maybe a brand new haircut. And of course, new school supplies. Now imagine you’re a kid whose parents can’t afford new clothes or shoes or school supplies. Getting ready to go back to school is not exciting, it is embarrassing. Maybe even scary because you’re not like other kids with their new clothes and supplies. For you, it will be a struggle to keep up with everyone else in class because you will not have the tools you need to learn. Being nervous about whether you’ll fit in at school is normal. Fearing that you’ll be made fun of or will fall behind in class because your family can’t afford a calculator just shouldn’t happen. You can make sure it doesn’t by participating in the Mission Backpack School Supply Drive.