An online subscription is required to access the content on this website.
SUBSCRIBE TODAY to have total access 24 hours a day to the Newberry News.
2014-07-16 / Front Page

St. Gregory’s Once Again Sponsors Project Backpack


The Newmar Kountry Klub Fulltime Chapter stopped at Timber Charlies in Newberry last week and donated over $1,000 worth of money and goods for this fall's Project Backpack. They are all full time RVers who own Newmar RVs. They come from all over the country once a year for a rally and business meeting. Each year they donate to a worthy local cause in the community they meet at. This year they rendezvoused at the Clementz Northcountry Campground. The Newmar Kountry Klub Fulltime Chapter stopped at Timber Charlies in Newberry last week and donated over $1,000 worth of money and goods for this fall's Project Backpack. They are all full time RVers who own Newmar RVs. They come from all over the country once a year for a rally and business meeting. Each year they donate to a worthy local cause in the community they meet at. This year they rendezvoused at the Clementz Northcountry Campground. For years St. Gregory’s Parish has sponsored Project Backpack to low-income families. The program benefits children in kindergarten through eighth grade attending Tahquamenon Area Schools of Newberry or Three Lakes Academy of Curtis.

Due to last year’s successful program, the children again will be allowed to pick out their own clothing and backpacks, which includes jeans, shirts, shoes, socks and underwear. School supplies, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste will be pre-packed according to their grade level.

This pick-and-pack service will be available August 26 – 28. No walk-ins or deliveries will be available. All youth participating must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Families who feel they qualify need to complete an information sheet at the Department of Human Services office by August 8. DHS then will supply St. Gregory’s with a list of qualifying families. Each family will be contacted by a member of St. Gregory’s to assign a day and time their child(ren) can come to pick out items between August 26 – 28.

This program depends on the generosity and support of the community for its success. Interested parties can help by purchasing new clothing, shoes or backpacks or sending a monetary donation to P.O. Box 569, Newberry, MI 49868. Donated items can be dropped off at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church.

Return to top