Boy with a heart for education to send school supplies to the needy

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By Jim Etter

Alex Switzer is a typical kid who may have struggled with education from time to time, but recognizes his opportunities have been blessed with adequate school supplies and a good educational environment, helping him towards a successful future.  Knowing that education is a key element towards success in life, Alex incorporated this into his Eagle Scout Project, whereby a young man who is about to graduate out of Scouting at the age of 18, selects a worthy cause to bless others.

Working with his parents and leaders, Alex will be delivering 50 school backpacks to Spectrum Ministries Inc., a group that helps kids succeed in school with needed supplies. The organization, located in San Diego, will receive backpacks filled with school supplies, ready to deliver to boys and girls of middle or high school age who cannot afford the basic supplies to get a jump-start on their continued education to help secure a brighter future.

The need is now for resources (financial donations) to move his project forward.  Alex has planned a pancake breakfast to help support his cause, however that will fall way short of delivering his targeted 50 backpacks.  He will also be hosting a booth at the Pierce Brothers Memorial Day Celebration this coming Memorial Day (Monday, May 28) located at 10621 Victory Blvd. in North Hollywood (between 10am and 3pm) or donations can be mailed or delivered to his scouting sponsor: The Magnolia Park United Methodist Church, 2828 W Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505.

Deadline to make a tax-deductible donation to his cause is rapidly approaching, as delivery of these wonderful “Jump-Start“ backpacks toward education is the end of June.

You may email Alex about this project or for details about his pancake breakfast at: In the subject line write: Alex Switzer.



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