St. John The Evangelist takes part in the Interfaith Action School Tools Drive each August. We collect school supplies that Interfaith Action distributes to homeless and low-income children. We ask that the supplies be new. The items needed include:
|Pencils (regular and colored), pens, erasable pens||Science calculators|
|Composition notebooks||Pocket dictionaries|
|Facial tissues in boxes or individual packs||Erasers|
|Three ring binders and trapper keepers||Poster boards|
|Markers, highlighters, and crayons (8-10 large and 24-48 regular size)||Rulers|
|Spiral note books (narrow and wide ruled)||Backpacks|
|Glue sticks and bottles||Scissors|
|Loose leaf paper (wide and narrow ruled)||Folders|
|Pencil sharpeners||Display boards|
|White out / correction tape||Watercolor paints|
Supplies are collected at church from July 14-August 18 and then delivered to Interfaith Action. In 2016, 30 faith communities, individuals, and community groups (including St. John’s) dropped off more than 550 backpacks and other important school supplies worth an estimated $16,789. Additional monetary donations in the amount of $1,135 were also given and will be used to purchase additional needed school supply items.
For more information, contact Margaret Thor at email@example.com.