Gathering School Supplies

The month of August is the perfect time to pick up a backpack and school supplies to help support local children in the foster-care system. This is a very worthwhile project that St. Michael’s parishioners have been contributing to and participating in for many years. Donations can be dropped off at the church on Sunday mornings inside the courtyard doors, or you can bring them during the week (call first). Monetary gifts are also very welcome to help “fill in the blanks” when more supplies are needed to complete the backpacks. Please bring your donations the next three Sundays—August 8, 15 & 22—and we will make sure the backpacks get delivered in time for school in September!

We realize that every school and every classroom will have a slightly different supply list, but below is a basic one. Our hope is to provide some of the basics to get the kids started on a great new “in-person” school year. Whatever you can contribute will be very much appreciated. Thank you!!

Requested school supplies:

  • New backpacks
  • 12 Ticonderoga #2 pencils 
  • Box of colored pencils
  • Box of crayons
  • Washable colored markers (for young students)
  • Thin colored markers (for older students)
  • Thin black sharpie
  • Pocket folders (4 per student)
  • Wide rule notebook paper
  • Wide rule spiral notebooks (2 per student)
  • Composition book
  • Scissors 
  • Glue sticks
  • Water bottle