July – Operation Backpack
July Outreach through Sunday, July 27
The Outreach Committee invites parishioners and friends to join in collecting school supplies for homeless children in support of the Operation Backpack program of Volunteers of America.
Homelessness makes it very difficult for children to prepare for school and to gather the supplies they need. During July, we are collecting donations of new backpacks, supplies, or backpacks filled with supplies. Lists of suitable supplies are available in the church narthex and here. Choose an item or two to bring in (an empty backpack, a three-ring binder, a spiral notebook), and we will put the backpacks together as a group.
Even one package of #2 pencils or a box of crayons is appreciated! At the end of the drive, Volunteers of America sort the backpacks and distribute them to thousands of homeless children in time for the new school year.
Ways to Help
- Drop off backpacks and/or school supplies at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity by Sunday, July 27.
- Ask friends and colleagues to pitch in!
- Donate to the Volunteers of America Operation Backpack here.
- Help to sort the backpacks and supplies after the 11:00 am service on Sunday, July 27.
Please join this timely effort to provide homeless children with the basic tools they will need for school.