Our parish outreach committee invites you to help empower the children of this community to begin the next school year with success by having all the necessary school supplies needed. The school supplies we collect over the next month as well as food from the food pantry will be distributed to roughly 400 families on August 14 in the St. Gall parking lot.
So that the children do not leave with just a few items in a plastic grocery bag, we are encouraging everyone to bring a few items to the church narthex or the Parish Center lobby so we can support all of the school children in this community. Volunteers will also be needed on the distribution day: August 14 from 8am until 1pm. Thank you in advance for your incredible generosity.
How You Can Help
New school supplies can be dropped off in the marked boxes in the church narthex or the Parish Center lobby. Please drop off the supplies by Sunday, August 11. Items needed include:
Backpacks ($5 backpacks purchased at Five Below are perfect)** Most Needed
Pens (black, blue, and red)
Glue (stick and bottle)*
Notebook paper (wide or college rule)
* Most Needed
Use a Five Below Shop and Share Coupon and SJC gets 10% of your purchase to buy more school supplies, August 2-4.
Coupon for August 2-4
Volunteers are needed to sort the donations on Tuesday, August 13 at 7pm and on the day of the event: Wednesday, August 14 from 8am-1pm. Adults, teens, families, and Confirmation candidates (with a parent or adult) are needed to help at this huge event. Volunteers will be setting up, unloading and organizing the food and school supplies, distributing, assisting the elderly, breaking down and cleaning up. Volunteers will carpool from the SJC parking lot at 7:30am and arrive at St. Gall for the volunteer sign-in and setup by 8:00am.
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