Sunday, August 11, 2013
The Outreach Committee of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity is embarking on monthly outreach programs. The first one begins in August. These monthly programs will be opportunities for service in a variety of forms addressing local, national and international need.
Our first form of service is buying school supplies for homeless children. One of the most devastating consequences of homelessness is the impact it has on a child’s education. These children need school supplies for the upcoming school year, which starts very soon. For the month of August, the parish Outreach Committee, led by the Limoncelli-Bickerton family, is collaborating with Volunteers of America in its Operation Backpack program.
How it Works
The parish will collect 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, August 11.
- 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, August 11.
Please join this timely effort to provide homeless children with the basic tools they will need for school.