The Church Without Walls and Love on its Knees ministries are sponsoring a Back to School Outreach effort at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 20.
Throughout the summer, all members are asked to purchase bookbags and other essential school supplies, then bring them to Reverend Lynwood Swann or Deaconess Bridget Hodge before or after Bible study on Wednesday, August 17.
Many schools have already posted their lists of required school supplies for the 2016-17 academic year on their websites. Supplies vary by grade, but here’s a partial list of some of the items students from kindergarten on up are required to have on hand:
- Pocket folders, with and without the prongs
- Erasers (the big pink ones)
- Glue sticks
- Permanent markers, dry-erase markers and highlighters
- Spiral notebooks and composition notebooks
- Three-ring binders
- No. 2 pencils and colored pencils
- Pens (blue and black ink)
- Notebook paper
- Backpacks (no wheels)
Let’s help kids in need go back to school in style and fully-loaded with everything they need for the school year. Take advantage of back-to-school sales, especially when items like notebook paper is down to 15-20 cents a pack and spiral notebooks are 10 cents each.