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Last week, Willie cranked up the fork lift and our truck to deliver 7,395 pounds of school supplies, water and snacks to New Rising Star Church for their annual Back-To-School Anointing Service. We strategically assist NRS in any way we can to support their Gospel-driven and holistic community development ministry that is intentionally moving in multiple, strategic ways to create lasting change for the East side of Birmingham. Every year at this time, we partner with Pastor Beavers to provide critically needed school supplies to 500 kids in the East Lake community.

This year, we were also able to provide FITS® Socks for the kids. FITS® is a premium sock brand resulting from the collaboration of third and fourth generation textile manufacturers who are committed to American-made products and supporting ministries on the ground. Bob Yoe, the Birmingham, Alabama-based owner of FITS Technologies, is the great grandson of Braxton Bragg Comer who built Avondale Mills in Birmingham, one of the largest textile operations in the world at the time. Bob says, “A good sock is nothing less than a finely tuned machine.” We are so thankful for the donations made to CSM by FITS® so that we can be a blessing to the communities we serve.