2008 School Tools Drive

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The Mission and Social Justice Committee invites you to participate in the 2008 Pilgrim School Tools Drive, sponsored by the Saint Paul Area Council of Churches.  With the cost of necessities rising rapidly, the need is especially acute for low-income children (K-12) at risk of beginning school without the proper supplies.  From July 27 through August 17, school supplies will be collected at Pilgrim.

Pilgrim members are asked to help gather school supplies for children in need.  Please place new school supplies in the School Tools collection box in the narthex by August 17.   School supplies will be delivered on August 18.  Especially needed are the following items (for a full list, click here):

• Backpacks

• 3-ring binder s & Trapper Keepers

• Calculators

• Pocket dictionaries

• Facial tissue (boxes or individual packs)

• Spiral notebooks (wide-ruled)

School Tools go to benefit students in St. Paul area communities and ensure they have a successful learning experience marked with dignity when school begins this fall.  Supplies collected by St. Paul area churches are distributed to schoolchildren by nine partner organizations that work directly with low-income children and families.  Partner organizations include the Community School of Excellence, Project SPIRIT, and St. Paul Public Schools Program for Homeless Families and Children.

For more information, please contact Pilgrim member Jay Oakman at justin_oakman@hotmail.com .  Thank you for supporting this year’s School Tools Drive!

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