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School Supplies Drive

Each summer (for 9 years now) St. James’ collects school supplies and donations to be used to support children and young people preparing for a new year at school or college. This year we will be collecting donations – of supplies and financial donations, until July 30 2023 to allow our partners time to get the supplies to the children most in need.

Success in school is influenced by many factors but the simple act of being prepared, having the supplies you need, not being different from your peers is a really good start. We support Abode Services along with Union City Family Center both of whom work to supply children and young people with the supplies they need for school success. In addition, we continue to explore ways we can respond to the new needs of teachers and students in our community.

Our 2023 School Supplies Drive is open. You can support us by purchasing supplies from the list below (or click here for a PRINTABLE copy) and dropping them at church by Sunday July 30th. Alternatively, you can make a cash or check donation (‘School Supplies’ in the memo line) at church or by mail to PO Box 457, Fremont, CA 94537.

Each year we supply a list of the items our partner organizations are most in need of. Items such as USB sticks, spiral bound notebooks and index cards feature regularly. In addition to school supplies shower gel and deodorant are often needed and both Jr. High and High school students have a particular need for black or blue high school/college backpacks.

For more information please email our Children and Youth Minister, Jan Scrutton at

School supplies list for 2023

  • Back packs Black or Blue for Jr. High and High school students
  • Deodorant & Shower gel.
  • Spiral notebooks ( regular and college rule)
  • Composition notebooks
  • Graph paper
  • Notebook Paper ( regular and college rule)
  • Binders ( 2-4 inch)
  • Zipper binders
  • Sheet protectors
  • Subject Dividers
  • Pocket Folders
  • USB thumb drives
  • Post it notes
  • Index cards
  • Glue sticks
  • White glue
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Sharpeners
  • Highlighters
  • Markers (washable is good)
  • Kid Scissors (all ages – round and Sharp)
  • Pencil cases
  • Rulers
  • White erasers (this is preferred)