LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The Service for Peace organization is taking time this Fourth of July to not only collect backpacks and school supplies like these for needy children, but also bring cultures together on a day where we celebrate our unique nation.
Purposely bringing together diverse groups of citizens to break down barriers. That's on the mission statement for the service for peace organization.
And national director peter hayes was hoping to do some of that on a smaller scale today with a latino festival on the Fourth of July.
That program helps kids have all the supplies they need for the first day of school.
Mayor Greg Fischer said sometimes we forget how lucky we are to not only live in a great country, but have access to school supply basics, like a backpack.
“They may not be able to have that full backpack athat a lot of people take for granted. It could be notebooks, glue, pen, pencils whatever it is. So they are a direct beneficiary of this festival today and it's great,” he said.
It's a way to help children feel like they belong on the first day of school. Much like Fischer wants Louisvillians to embrace all different cultures to our city.