Summer is in full swing but before we know it, kids will be lining the hallways of area schools. It can be a bummer to go back to school but there's a silver lining - Friday night lights! That's right, high school football season is almost upon us. And, each year, the Castle High School football team chooses an organization to give back to at their first football game. On August 30, 2019, proceeds will go to the local service organization Love the 812.

According to their website, Love the 812, the outreach program of The Refuge Christian Church in Chandler helps the broken and hurting by meeting basic needs and supports local communities by partnering with local non-profits who are doing good. Currently, Love the 812 provides bags of food for Warrick County kids who don't have enough to eat on the weekends through their Backpack Buddies program. They are also helping build a Habitat House in Chandler, and provide meals for those in the community. Throughout the year, the organization collects money for their Swiping Christmas outreach. A video from last year's event went viral when the group swarmed the East Side Walmart and paid for unsuspecting customers' Christmas items. Check out the video below!

"I think people are important, and it's all of our jobs to make every single one of them feel loved. We decided to start by loving the people where we live," said Pastor Brian DeTalente of The Refuge. The organization is excited about the opportunities that a giveback like this can bring in and is hoping to expand their operation in a new building.

Currently, the group is looking for Castle Giveback Night sponsors.  If you own a business and would like to become involved, fill out this form and mail to CFPC, PO Box 161, Newburgh, IN 47629. Or to have someone pick up your check or chat with someone in person about this opportunity, call or text Twana Avery at 812-618-8921. We are hoping to see a sea of YELLOW and blue on August 30th!

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