Hundreds of students are ready to head back to class in style, thanks to one church. New Heights opened it's doors to families needing supplies, as they do every year, in Owasso.
Channel 8's Kim Jackson was there to see a ministry of help.
Most Sundays the seats are full of church members. Today, they were full of families, who have come to receive a back to school blessing.
It's not often you see people lined up to get into the church house, but they were at New Heights.
"Haircut? Amazing. I love it, " said Carrie Baker as she watched her daughter getting a new "do".
"Right now I am on disability from work so being a single mom, it definitely helps with that, take that burden off if you have to buy new clothes and everything for school," she said.
New Heights is providing the haircuts, and hundreds of backpacks full of school supplies.
"Our church believes in being the hands and feet of Jesus. You know we want to share the love of Christ to everyone we come in contact with. So we look forward to this event every year and this is kind of thing where we gear up and try to put some meat and bones to that philosophy," said John David Meissner, pastor.
Twelve percent of their offering goes to outreach. Volunteers noticed the effort and wanted to be a part.
"I absolutely love it. There were times in my family's life when we needed the service so I am glad to be giving back," said stylist Sarah Storjahon.
There are clothes. There are shoes and there is hope that students feel the love as they go back to school.
"I think it's gonna be fun because we get to learn knew things and make new friends," said Maya, a fourth grader.
One of the services there is prayer and so the goal is to simply meet the families need.
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