Backpacks & Blue Jeans is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Rockport. It was started in 2009 by a concerned church member, who felt every child should start the new school year off with at least one set of new clothes.
Since that time Backpacks & Blue Jeans has grown into a community effort with other churches and community groups participating to make sure that every child in the county gets a good start each year. Each eligible child receives a new school supply filled backpack and a gift card for clothes. Backpacks & Blue Jeans also includes a meal, information from area resources along with educational classes on parenting. Also, the members of our church donate “new and gently used clothes” from which families are allowed to “shop.”
This year, due to COVID-19, Backpacks & Blue Jeans will be different. It will be a drive thru event only, keeping families safe during this difficult time. We cannot do everything we normally do, but we are doing everything we can to give ACISD students a good start to a new year.