Launch is an overflow of the heart of those who would like to see lives radically changed in a holistic fashion for the better. Whether it is a new haircut, a backpack, or a new outfit for the first day of school, we want the students within our community to know that we care for them and that we are here to support them. Even more so, we pray that the families involved are encouraged and loved. If you are reading this, it's because you, too, have a student, family, or community in mind that you want to see supported and cared for. We hope and pray Launch will do just that.
Launch is an annual program that Second Baptist Church has implemented to help with the growing need of back-to-school clothing for children in our community. Our program goal is to reach as many families in need as possible while showing them the love of Christ through our actions.
With the help of Muhlenberg County Public Schools, Launch Back-to-School Event is an invitation only event. To better love and encourage these families, we pair them up with a Second Baptist Host Family for the day. This gives our Second Baptist families a chance to interact and share the love of Christ with our Launch families.
During Launch, we give free haircuts to each student, free lunches for the entire family, and a day filled with educational activities, door prizes, and fun. At the end of the day we all meet at Wal-Mart to help the students shop for school clothing. The shopping trip is funded by donations from Second Baptist members and community members and has become one of our favorite and most exciting times of the year.