In 2018, KIN collected 100 backpacks for the Welcome Center. Ms. Sharon Cate, the director, described the impact this way:
**Editors note: These days, we support ELL students through tutoring and mentoring rather than supplying backpacks at the KCS Welcome Center. However, if you wish to provide a backpack and/or school supplies to new arrivals, contact us, and we'll connect you with the right people.
READY TO GET INVOLVED?
Want to tangibly welcome international families to Knoxville? $35 will purchase and fill a backpack. Make a donation today or drop off a full backpack (email us to schedule a time). You’ll be helping a child feel excited about school!
Read the stories of Knoxville's local internationals and the volunteers who have impacted their lives. Get a first-hand view of what it's like to move here and/or to serve those who've moved here from other countries. Discover how KIN has impacted life and culture in metro Knoxville.