Thrivent Action Team held successful school supply drive

SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE–Pictured are volunteers stuffing backpacks with donated supplies as part of a recent Thrivent Action Team school supply drive.

A Thrivent Action Team in Red Bud hosted a school supply drive to benefit students in need at Red Bud Elementary School.

The event took place on Aug. 16 at Lieferbrau Brewery.

Over 35 people attended to pack backpacks of supplies and drop off donations. A total of 217.2 pounds of school supplies were collected. All supplies were donated to the Red Bud Elementary School to kick-start the school year.

This event was hosted by a Thrivent Action Team, a local group led by a member of Thrivent Financial. Thrivent Action Teams allow members to quickly identify a need, receive resources and put a plan together to help others in their community. The mission of Thrivent is to serve members and society by guiding both to be wise with money and live generously.

For more on Thrivent’s school supply drive, please see this week’s print edition.