Holy Family Episcopal Church
COASTSIDE BACKPACK PROGRAM
It is hard to think about the coming school year when we are just starting to enjoy our summers! To make sure that all the children in our community are ready for school and have what they need to learn, Holy Family Episcopal Church is partnering with Community United Methodist Church, Coastside Lutheran Church, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Coastside Jewish Community, Coastside Catholic Worker, Coastside HOPE, the Migrant Family Education Program at CUSD and other community groups to working together to collect school supplies and fill backpacks for local children who can not afford them.
Last year we provided over 300 children with backpacks. This year we have requests from over 500 children (an increase of 200 over last year) and we need your help. Please join us and pass this information on to other friends or coworkers whom you think would be interested in supporting our coastside children.
Here are some ways to help:
If you’d like to fill backpacks with supplies, please come to the Methodist Church on Saturday, August 4th at 9am. Distribution of backpacks will take place at 11:30 the same day.
If you’d like to donate supplies, please drop them off at the office of the Methodist Church at 777 Miramontes Ave., July 29-August 3rd from 10am-4pm. You can also drop school supplies off anytime between now and August 2nd at the HMB Catholic Worker House at 160 Kelly Ave., HMB.
Here is a list of the supplies we need:
•Paper (College-rule and Wide-rule)
•Notebooks (College-rule and Wide-rule)
•Glue Sticks or Elmer’s
•Calculators (High School)
If you would like to donate money, please either click on the link below to donate via Paypal