Illinois Church Gives Away Hundreds of Backpacks Full of School Supplies to Needy Families

Whiteash Free Will Baptist Church of Marion, Illinois, gives away around 500 backpacks full of school supplies on July 25, 2020. | Tracy Campbell

A congregation in Illinois has given away hundreds of backpacks full of school supplies to students for the upcoming school year, with the hopeful expectation of giving away more later.

Whiteash Free Will Baptist Church of Marion handed out over 300 backpacks loaded with supplies on Saturday, with around 200 more backpacks likely to be given out at later dates.