Gathering Point Church in Bourbonnais recently held their annual “Be Rich” Campaign in which they raise money to donate to local non-profit organizations. This year, Blessings in a Backpack River Valley Communities was one of the recipients of this campaign.

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Justin Knight, Pastor of Ministry Advancement, presented a check to BIBRVC in the amount of $10,000.

Left to Right: Rev. Robert Bushey, Jr., Program Director of BIB and Senior Pastor at Central Christian Church; Dan Harris, Family Liaison at Kennedy Middle School; Rev. Kelly Youngblood, Associate Pastor of Central Christian Church; and Justin Knight, Pastor of Ministry Development at Gathering Point Church.

This generous gift has ensured that Blessings in a Backpack River Valley Communities is fully funded for the 2020-2021 school year!

Being fully funded for this year means that we have hit our goal of serving 400 students, an increase of 44 students from the last school year, and it means that we can continue to get ahead on our fundraising for the 2021-2022 school year!

Watch Gathering Point’s “Be Rich” video featuring Dan Harris of Kennedy Middle School.