Today, July 15th, children attending VBS began filling backpacks for students with our mission partner, Friends of the Children. Friends provides paid mentors for the most at risk children in King County as identified by the schools. A mentor helps with school work, encourages each child to be successful while supporting them all the way through grade 12. Providing backpacks and school supplies is one way we support Friends. This year we provided 96 backpacks.