DENVER, Colo., (July
27, 2012) — Five
hundred Denver-area children will receive backpacks stuffed with school
supplies this weekend courtesy of The Potter’s House, Frazier Global Strategies
and Jones International University® (JIU®). The three organizations partnered to fund the
2012 Backpack Drive to provide school supplies to pre-kindergarten through high
school aged children in the Denver area.
Backpacks will be distributed to families who signed up to receive the
packs on Sunday, July 29 at The Potter’s House following the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
were able to sign up to receive a backpack at a 4th of July “Red,
White and You” Festival hosted by the Potters House. Open to the Denver community, the July 4th
Festival featured rides, games and a sign-up booth where families were able to
reserve one of the 500 free backpacks.
With over 2000 people in attendance at the July 4th celebration,
all 500 backpacks were reserved at the festival. Over 150 volunteers from The Potters House
helped assemble school supplies and stuff backpacks donated in part by Frazier
Global Strategies and Jones International University to be distributed to
children and families this weekend.
partnership demonstrates a commitment to ensuring our kids have the supplies
they need to get the right start to their school year. Now, parents, teachers,
and the students themselves must do their part!" stated Ryan Frazier,
Managing Director of Frazier Global Strategies.
Potter's House of Denver is an independent church located in southeast Denver
whose mission is to provide a multicultural, multigenerational church where
people from all ages, cultures and classes can attend and feel comfortable in
their worship experience. The Potter’s
House partnered with Frazier Global Strategies, a small, globally oriented,
consulting and professional services business, and Jones International
University, a Denver-based online university providing associate to doctorate
level degree programs in the fields of Education and Business, to create the
first annual Backpack Drive.
am so excited that The Potter’s House of Denver and Jones International
University along with Frazier Global Strategies were able to join forces in
this Educational Outreach,” stated Dr. Chris Hill, Senior Pastor, The Potter’s
House of Denver. “Helping families that are struggling in these challenging
economic times is not only the work of the Church but the work of the entire
community. And I am so glad that JIU and so many other great sponsors stepped
up to answer that Call.”
addition to the Backpack Drive distribution, The Potter’s House will feature youth-centric
services on Sunday and will host special guest artist Mali Music. Backpacks will be distributed Sunday, July 29
at The Potter’s House at approximately 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. following the
9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Backpack
recipients are not required to attend the services to receive their school
supplies this Sunday. The Potter’s House
is located at 9495 East Florida Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80247. For more information on The Potter’s
House visit http://www.tphd.org/. For more information about Jones
International University visit www.jiu.edu.
About The Potter’s
Potter's House of Denver is a non-denominational church located in Southeast
on March 1, 2010 under the Pastorate of Dr. Chris Hill, The Potter's House of
Denver is one of Colorado's largest and most ethnically diverse congregations,
with six worship services in English and Spanish, the largest free Christian
counseling center in Denver, as well as a food bank and prison outreach
Global Strategies (FGS), a small, globally oriented, consulting and
professional services business. FGS works with business leaders to develop and
implement B2B-Business 2 Business, B2C-Business 2 Community, and B2G-Business 2
Government strategies in the Technology, Healthcare, Energy, and Education
markets. FGS is committed to delivering Excellence. Everywhere.
As the pioneer in online
education, Jones International University, offers an unparalleled online
educational experience that provides essential tools and strategies for career
starters, career changers, and career advancers around the globe. JIU offers an
array of online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees and professional
certificate programs in the fields of business administration, education, and
business communication and employs some of the greatest minds from many of the
world’s leading universities.