BackPack Walk 2015: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11
BackPack Extra Mile: Each Kindness…
Greetings, everyone….It’s time for you to “save the date” for our eighth annual BackPack Extra Mile Walk – a time to remember “Each Kindness.”
The BackPack Walk is a time when Lincoln Public Schools employees join forces with the Food Bank of Lincoln once again for the annual one-mile fund-raiser set for: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Lincoln East High School.
We want to express our gratitude to everyone at Lincoln Public Schools, our staff, students and families, as well as community groups, who have participated in our past BackPack Extra Mile Walks. In seven years of walking, LPS employees have raised almost a million dollars for the Food Bank of Lincoln’s BackPack program to help address hunger for the children in our community.
The theme this year is “BackPack Extra Mile: Each Kindness,” and participants can go online to find various videos about the walk and the program – http://wp.lps.org/backpack/videos/
** LPS Superintendent Steve Joel is again offering an incredible reward: For anyone who donates $25 or more to the Walk will be allowed to wear jeans to work the entire week of April 6-10. Thank you, Dr. Joel!
For your background: The BackPack Walk is the major annual fund-raising community effort organized specifically by LPS employees – in support of the Food Bank’s weekly BackPack Program. The BackPack program provides a weekly Friday backpack filled with food to students who need help with family meals over the weekend.
We have two major goals for the annual BackPack Walk:
Please stay tuned for additional information about the Backpack Extra Mile Walk – coming in the weeks and months ahead. Meanwhile, please take a moment to consider walking this year.
If you have any questions – again, the BackPack Walk webpage is linked on the front of our website: www.lps.org. Also feel free to contact one of the members of the BackPack Extra Mile committee: Shari Styskal, Zachary Baehr, Sue Cassata, De Ann Currin, Gary Czapla, Pat Hunter-Pirtle, John Neal, Mary Kay Roth, Cindy Schwaninger, Liz Standish and Greg Tebo from Lincoln Public Schools – and Michaella Kumke, John Mabry, Alynn Sampson and Scott Young from the Food Bank.
Thank you for your support.
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