Area Church School Supply Drive
Our Episcopal Church in South Philadelphia is having a school supply drive for middle aged school students. Area under priviledge students will benefit from this service and start the school year off right! Below are the items that are needed, any help is appreciated as we are a small parish but hope we can do "big things" for our community. Our deadline for collection is Saturday, August 14th as we have to bring in items to drop off the week of the 15th. ALL DONATIONS WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED!:
College Ruled paper
pack of pencils
pack of coloured pens
pack of pens
box of markers
24 box crayons
package of erasers
Glue sticks or bottle of 4 oz. glue
Thank you in advance for any help you can give us towards this cause.
Last edited by SouthPhillyLady; 08-01-2011 at 12:14 AM.
This is a great project for churches. My own church (also Episcopal) sends school supplies to the after school program at Church of the Advocate every year. At this time of year, you can buy an enormous quantity of items for $20 or so and even a small group can make a real difference.
BTW, you are not just helping students but their teachers as well. I know how much my colleagues put out of their own pockets each year to buy supplies for kids who show up with nothing. We can argue why their parents don't buy these things until the cows come home but it doesn't change the fact that some parents can't or won't or just don't do it.
Thank you for the encouragement as we are trying to do the best we can. We wish your parish as much luck in your success with our initiatives!
where can someone drop off supplies?
Where do you live? South Philly Lady (obviously) lives in So Philly and I live in Roxborough. Tell us what's good and I'm sure either of us will let you know the address.
I'm in south philly also.
PM South Philly Lady for her location.
I PMd South Philly Lady, but it might also be helpful to post church/donation locations so people can know where to donate by looking at this thread...
Good idea. In Roxborough, supplies can be taken to St. Timothy's on Ridge Avenue (across from the hospital).
Hello and thank you!
We are located at 22nd and Reed Streets in south Philadelphia! You can't miss us! We are right on the corner. We appreciate any possible donation, no donation is too small.
Our email is Thecyrenian@gmail.com.
I am sorry for the late response, my internet has been down, can't access from work and hard to post on philadelphiaspeaks by blackberry ( If you care to make a donation, if you can please call 215-839-9382 or email us so someone can be there to meet for possible meetup or drop off.
Thank you for all of your responses, we really appreciate it!
Hello, We are still accepting donations!!
Originally Posted by SouthPhillyLady
**bump** We are still actively accepting donations. Thank you in advance!
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