WSIL -- While school is probably the last thing on your child's mind, a local church is already preparing to help kids who will need items this fall.
In less than a month, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual "Back to School Bash." It will be Saturday, August 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church at 400 East Main Street in Carbondale. Last year the church gave away 600 backpacks with supplies. This year they have set a goal of 1,000 backpacks and only need just over 200 to reach their goal.
For more information, you can contact the church at (618) 529-3975. You can drop donations off at the church on Wednesday's from 7-9 pm and Sunday's from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.