We’re happy to announce that First United Methodist Church is again partnering with the Salvation Army Community Service Volunteers to co-sponsor the Pack Their Packs program for the 2011-2012 school year. Last year this program supplied 530 backpacks and school supplies to Coffeyville children in need. We’ll be accepting both monetary and in kind donations. Monetary donations are the most helpful and because the Salvation Army Community Service Volunteers have a good supplier for backpacks we get them for about $6. The estimated cost for a backpack filled with school supplies is $15 is per student. If you prefer giving an in-kind donation, the school supplies most needed are:
wide lined notebook paper, 70 sheet spiral notebooks, 3 prong folders with pockets, boxes of 24 Crayola Crayons (the school accepts only Crayola), #2 pencils, black or blue pens (no retractable or gel pens), pink erasers, and Elmer’s glue (the school accepts only Elmer’s).