ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Empowering Word Christian Center hosts their biggest give away yet, by giving out 500 backpacks filled with school supplies to kids on Saturday at their 5th Annual Back 2 School Xtravaganza.
Along with the backpacks filled with school supplies and gift cards, the Christian Center will hold a drawing to give away 10 brand new Amazon Fire 7 tablets with Alexa to kids heading back to school. The church says they hope that being in this atmosphere will empower people with the word of God.
“We want to help this community empower people and we know that sometimes kids go back to school and don't have all the resources and necessary tools, so they are less engaged. We want to help the teachers, we want to help the schools, we want to help the students have everything they need so that they are more engaged and empowered to be the best students they can be," says Empowering Word Christian Center’s Senior Pastor, Alvin White.
We can register to win one of the 10 tablets the church is giving away tomorrow during their 11 a.m. Sunday service by going to the Empowering Word Christian Center between 10-11:15 a.m. on Sunday. The church plans on hosting this event once again next year to help kids going back to school.