Remember the first day of school each year? New box of crayons, sharp pencils and new notebooks? Starting a new class, meeting new and old friends? Each summer St. James’ supports children in the Bay Area to return to school prepared for the new school year by collecting supplies to be distributed by Abode Services and Tri-City Volunteers.
Jean Morgan of Abode Services tells us
We hear so much about the crucial role education plays in social mobility – and yet for so many homeless children and young people the stress and instability of their lives raise huge obstacles to successful learning.
That’s why a big part of efforts to end homelessness consists of intervention and support for homeless and formerly homeless children, to ensure that they have what they need – from crayons, pencils, notebooks and new backpack, a bus pass or BART pass to get the most out of their education.
Please support our efforts by purchasing school supplies and bringing them to church by August 20th. Supplies will be taken to the sites for distribution as they arrive so we are happy to have them arrive early. Click here for a shopping list.
For more information please email our children’s minister, Jan Scrutton at email@example.com