New Life Community Church prepares students for school with supplies and welness
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A church is helping students receive the tools needed to succeed in school.
Nine-year-old Jacob Tran is sad to see the summer go, but thanks to New Life Community Church in south Bakersfield, he is prepared for that first day of school.
The congregation is hosting its second annual back-to-school block party.
Church leaders start planning for the event in January and items for the giveaway are collected through generous donations from the community.
"We're part of the community and we want to give back to the community that needs our help,” said Pastor Dennis Wells, “We want to let them know we're here."
The church offers families free food for 12 weeks, summer and winter clothing and pass out 200 backpacks.
Faith leaders are also bringing health care providers who offer free exams and prevention education.
The students were entertained with plenty of games and even musicians from Los Angeles participated in this back-to-school block party.
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