Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Homer shows commitment to kids




The new school year is close to ending its first quarter. Thanks to the generosity of the Homer community, more than 86 children from more than 40 families were able to start their school year off on a positive note.

Backpacks with school supplies were distributed to clients of the Homer Community Food Pantry during the months of August and September.

This year the Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma expanded its donation requests, beyond the collection container at Ulmer's Drug and Hardware. With the help of members of the United Methodist Church, Glacierview Baptist Church, Christian Community Church and Faith Lutheran Church, more than 60 backpacks filled with age-appropriate school supplies were distributed to children in need from the Homer, Anchor Point and Ninilchik communities.

A heart felt thank you is extended to all of the folks who contributed with kindness and caring. Once again, Homer demonstrated its commitment to helping children succeed at school.

With gratitude,

Karen Murdock

Omicron Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma

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