by Terri Rogers

On August 19th, The Loveland Initiative continued to push our mission forward to provide educational support and assistance to underserved children and their families. We held our 24th annual backpack program for the 2020-2021 school year providing students with new backpacks filled with school supplies. 

Terri Rogers is the Executive Director of the Loveland Initiative

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the backpack program functioned differently this year. We made several changes to ensure that we had a safe program for our donors, partners, and the families we serve. 

This year we teamed up with an amazing group, The Care Center at Northstar Community Church. Their mission is to provide CARE for the whole person as we help people remove barriers for success and build the resources needed to get to the next place in life. 

Over 180 families received personal hygiene, cleaning supplies, and paper goods at The Care Center, and more than 200 backpacks filled with school supplies provided to kids through The Loveland Initiative via a drive-thru format.

A HUGE thank you to The Care Center for hosting the program and for the use of their facility. A HUGE thank you our donors who collected backpacks, monetary donations and/or supplies. A HUGE thank you to ALL our volunteers, YOU were invaluable! A HUGE thank you to Loveland Magazine for their publicity support. Without the support from our awesome community we could not do what we do. 

Once again, thank you for making our 24th annual backpack program an enormous success!!


The Loveland Initiative is a 501(c)(3) registered charity. For more information on The Loveland Initiative, please contact Terri Rogers at trogers7@fuse.net or www.lovelandinitiative.org and our Facebook page.

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