Plea for HELP! Manitowoc Backpack Buddies for foster children have reached out to us again this year. They were overwhelmed with our generosity last year and again want to say Thank You, but their shelves are empty. Over 30 children were placed in foster care in the last few months and the need for items for children age 0-18 is great. Many of the children that have been removed from their home have little personal items and are brought to foster homes with a garbage bag of items. Backpack Buddies is a stop between their placement so they have personal items and items so the foster family can take care of them, especially when placed with short notice. A wish list of items can be found in the narthex and on the church website. They have requested new items (homemade blankets, quilts, or afghans are OK), no food please. The donation drive will be through Oct, until Nov. 18. If you have any questions you can contact Karen Lisowe, 920-418-2947.