The Potter’s House to Partner with Frazier Global Strategies and Jones International University to Provide 500 Backpacks to Denver Area Students in Need

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Backpacks filled with school supplies will be distributed to local families on July 29.

Five hundred Denver-area children will receive backpacks stuffed with school supplies this weekend courtesy of The Potter’s House, Frazier Global Strategies and Jones International University® (JIU®) . The three organizations partnered to fund the 2012 Backpack Drive to provide school supplies to pre-kindergarten through high school aged children in the Denver area. Backpacks will be distributed to families who signed up to receive the packs on Sunday, July 29 at The Potter’s House following the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

Families were able to sign up to receive a backpack at a 4th of July “Red, White and You” Festival hosted by the Potters House. Open to the Denver community, the July 4th Festival featured rides, games and a sign-up booth where families were able to reserve one of the 500 free backpacks. With over 2000 people in attendance at the July 4th celebration, all 500 backpacks were reserved at the festival. Over 150 volunteers from The Potters House helped assemble school supplies and stuff backpacks donated in part by Frazier Global Strategies and Jones International University to be distributed to children and families this weekend.

"This partnership demonstrates a commitment to ensuring our kids have the supplies they need to get the right start to their school year. Now, parents, teachers, and the students themselves must do their part!" stated Ryan Frazier, Managing Director of Frazier Global Strategies.

The Potter's House of Denver is an independent church located in southeast Denver whose mission is to provide a multicultural, multi-generational church where people from all ages, cultures and classes can attend and feel comfortable in their worship experience. The Potter’s House partnered with Frazier Global Strategies, a small, globally oriented, consulting and professional services business, and Jones International University, a Denver-based online university providing associate to doctorate level degree programs in the fields of Education and Business, to create the first annual Backpack Drive.

“I am so excited that The Potter’s House of Denver and Jones International University along with Frazier Global Strategies were able to join forces in this Educational Outreach,” stated Dr. Chris Hill, Senior Pastor, The Potter’s House of Denver. “Helping families that are struggling in these challenging economic times is not only the work of the Church but the work of the entire community. And I am so glad that JIU and so many other great sponsors stepped up to answer that Call.”

In addition to the Backpack Drive distribution, The Potter’s House will feature youth-centric services on Sunday and will host special guest artist Mali Music. Backpacks will be distributed Sunday, July 29 at The Potter’s House at approximately 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. following the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Backpack recipients are not required to attend the services to receive their school supplies this Sunday. The Potter’s House is located at 9495 East Florida Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80247. For more information on The Potter’s House visit http://www.tphd.org/. For more information about Jones International University visit http://www.jiu.edu.

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About Jones International, Ltd.
As the pioneer in online education, Jones International University, offers an unparalleled online educational experience that provides essential tools and strategies for career starters, career changers, and career advancers around the globe. JIU offers an array of online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees and professional certificate programs in the fields of business administration, education, and business communication and employs some of the greatest minds from many of the world’s leading universities.

About The Potter’s House
The Potter's House of Denver is a non-denominational church located in Southeast Denver.
Established on March 1, 2010 under the Pastorate of Dr. Chris Hill, The Potter's House of Denver is one of Colorado's largest and most ethnically diverse congregations, with six worship services in English and Spanish, the largest free Christian counseling center in Denver, as well as a food bank and prison outreach ministry.

About Frazier Global Strategies
Frazier Global Strategies (FGS), a small, globally oriented, consulting and professional services business. FGS works with business leaders to develop and implement B2B-Business 2 Business, B2C-Business 2 Community, and B2G-Business 2 Government strategies in the Technology, Healthcare, Energy, and Education markets. FGS is committed to delivering Excellence. Everywhere.

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