- Last Updated on 07:52 AM 08/16/10
- BY Paula I. Bryant
Beginning its second season in operation, the year-round school supply storeroom kicked off a new school year Friday morning at the Dan River Baptist Association (DRBA) office located on Dan River Church Road in Halifax.
A project of the Missions Evangelism Committee, the permanent ministry’s supply room is housed in Dan River Baptist Church and is fully stocked.
A Friday morning breakfast was held to honor area school principals, social services workers and ministry volunteers who are instrumental in seeing students receive needed school supplies from the school supply ministry.
DRBA Missions Evangelism Committee members said during the breakfast that the goal of the 33 churches in the Dan River Baptist Association who have joined together in this ministry is to provide school supplies to any student in Halifax County who has a need.
All donations from the community will be gladly accepted, committee members said.
Requisitions for the supplies are available at all of the county’s schools and early learning centers.
Teachers may fill out requests for individual students on the requisition and call or e-mail their needs to the association office, and the items will be packaged for pick up, according to committee members.
Rev. Don Bryant, DRBA Missions/Evangelism chairman, said the ministry’s goal is to stock supplies that will meet the basic needs of students of Halifax County who have a need.
“We are so grateful for the wonderful jobs that our school personnel are doing to educate the children of Halifax County, and we want to do everything possible to help,” the chairman said Friday morning during the breakfast.
The DRBA School Supply Ministry is a vision of the association’s 33 churches. The generosity of the churches has enabled hundreds of Halifax County students to receive school supply items that will help in their education.
“God has blessed this ministry,” said Bryant.
Halifax County Public Schools begin the 2010-2011 school year today.