Find a Need, Tennessee - KnoxvilleJul. 8, 2016

Back to School Drive

Hey friends!  We are collecting for a special event at the end of July to encourage our foster families!  We are planning to stock them up with school supplies and refreshments before heading out for the tax-free weekend.  Here is our supply wish list:

Glue Sticks
Scissors
Crayons
Pencils
Colored Pencils
Markers
Dry-Erase Markers
Band-Aids
Hand Sanitizer
Highlighters
Composition Notebooks
Binder Paper
Pencil Boxes
Spiral Notebooks
Kleenex
TI30 & TI 83 Calculators (these can be new or gently used)

If you would like to help with refreshments and just general volunteering let us know! mailto:tfi.knoxville@theforgotteniniative.org

Knoxville - Back to School drive - Slide 2-2 (2)

If you are a foster family in the Knox area and would like to attend, please contact us with your RSVP so we can be sure to reserve items for you!  mailto:tfi.knoxville@theforgotteniniative.org

Knoxville Back to School FB Event Cover Photo (2)

 

Jeff and Becky Smits

Jeff and Becky Smits

Advocate - Knoxville, TN

Jeff and Becky have 5 children. After a couple years of fostering and eventually adopting, they still had a desire to continue to help the children in foster care, minister to the social workers in their community, and support other foster families they met along the way. They were always saddened when their foster children arrived with either the typical “garbage bag luggage” or simply just the clothes on their backs. When Becky received an embroidery machine for Christmas and saw a Pinterest “pin” for Shelter Bags, the idea of personalizing bags for children entering foster care began. The ministry flourished and blossomed in meeting needs way beyond that, and they are now so grateful God orchestrated becoming part of such a kindred ministry with TFI! Jeff and Becky desire for more families to know about foster care and how God is calling them to use their gifts to impact the foster care community for Christ.

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