The very dedicated ladies of From The Heart received help from Anza teens and many local families to make the spring From The Heart rummage sale March 16-18 at Valley Gospel Chapel church another success in their effort to bring backpacks to youngsters attending Hamilton schools each year.
The 16 or more ladies who tirelessly work to raise money for children’s backpacks, helping needy families in the community with rummage sales, bake sales and other events through the make sure “every penny we collect goes back to the children of the community,” as one of the ladies at the rummage sale said.
This year From The Heart gave out almost 400 backpacks to children at the start of the school year and provided two laptops to high school students along with luncheons and other necessities.
Many residents help the ladies group with their donations like Tabitha Dowes, from the Hamiliton School PTA who was busy Friday at the start of the sale finding clothing suitable for use by school students planning to attend upcoming Renaissance Faires coming to Anza and Escondido soon.
“There are some great costumes for them here,” said Dowes. “I bring them to them and they get to pick out what they want.”
Blake and Stephanie Booth are pastors at Valley Gospel Chapel.