Each summer (for 8 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.
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.
Look out for our next school supply drive in summer 2023. In the meantime donations can be made towards our outreach to children by labeling your donation ‘children community’ and dropping it into the office or mailing it 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 email@example.com
School supplies list for 2022
- Need back packs Blue or Blue for Jr. High and High school students
- Deodorant & Shower gel.
- Spiral notebooks ( regular and college rule)
- Composition notebook
- Graph paper
- Notebook Paper ( regular and college rule)
- Binders ( 2-4 inch)
- Sheet protectors
- Index Dividers
- Subject Dividers
- Pocket Folders
- Post it notes
- Index cards
- Glue sticks
- White glue
- Markers (washable is good)
- Kid Scissors (all ages – round and Sharp)
- Pencil cases
- Paper clips
- White erasers (this is preferred)
We do not need
- Ink Pens