The church’s mission ministry is excited to anticipate creating school kits for Church World Service again this summer.
Last year we assembled an astonishing 47 kits! This year we want to do 30. Why are we aiming lower? Two reasons. We have thirty bags left over from last year. Check! In addition, this year there is no pick up point anywhere in the northeast until next spring. You may recall last year we were able to deliver the kits to Maine for pickup in September. The team working on this project wants to create the kits and get them out in the world for children to use. That means we will need to ship the completed kits. Transport costs for 30 will range between $75 and $100. In addition, CWS requests $2 for each kit to off-set their transport expenses getting the kits to their final destinations. So…not only will we be collecting items for the kits, we hope to collect donations on the order of $150 for expenses. We are confident we will find a way.
In the event you encounter any really great bargains anytime soon, these are the needed items for each kit:
- One pair of blunt scissors (rounded tip, only)
- Three 70-count bound notebooks or notebooks totaling 200-210 pages (no loose-leaf or filler paper)
- One 12” ruler
- One hand-held pencil sharpener
- One large eraser (no pencil cap erasers)
- Six new, unsharpened pencils with erasers
- One box of 24 crayons (only 24)
The church school children will be assembling kits on Sunday, August 15th. That means that all purchases for kits should be delivered not later than Thursday, August 12th.
We will again have a box just inside the office entry door to receive your donations. They can be dropped off between 10 am and 1 pm, Monday thru Thursday, starting July 12th. Financial donations can be dropped off in the office (not the box), or mailed, with a memo of CWS kits. Thank you!
Contact the Church Office with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.