Mission Project: School Kits

At their last meeting, the Mission and Outreach Team set a goal of collecting 50 School Kits for refugees (that’s our intent, but UMCOR will send them wherever the greatest need is—but if our School Kits don’t go to refugees someone else’s will).

Our plan is to collect one item each month. Below is the schedule that was drawn up by Joe Nold, who has taken steps to ensure that the prescribed items are in stock at Shopko each month.

January: 3 pads of paper

  • Spiral-or top-bound pads
  • 150 sheets or less of loose-leaf paper can be substituted for 1 pad
  • Combination of spiral, top-bound, side-bound, or loose-leaf paper is acceptable
  • No composition books

February: 6 unsharpened pencils

  • No advertisements, religious, patriotic, military, or camouflage symbols, please
  • Cartoon characters are acceptable

March: 1 pair blunt scissors

  • Rounded tip only
  • No plastic scissors, please

April: 1 24-count box of crayons 

  • Only 24-count boxes, please

May: 1 hand-held pencil sharpener

  • Must be at least 1 inch long
  • Remove from packaging

June: 1 2-inch or larger-size eraser

  • No advertisements, religious, patriotic, military, or camouflage symbols, please
  • Cartoon characters are acceptable

July: 1 30-centimeter ruler

  • Hard or flexible
  • Cartoon characters are acceptable
  • No advertisements, please

If you prefer,  you may simply feed the fish located in the Narthex (you’ll know it when you see it), and your monetary gift will go to support this project.