Back to School Project


    

Starting the School Year Right


Foothills Rural Community Ministry will be collecting school supplies for students in the Holland Patent Central and Remsen School Districts, whose families are facing difficult financial circumstances.  


Some of the requested items are:

        Pencils-#2

  Pens-black or blue ink

  Erasers-pink

  Erasers-pencil cap

  Crayons-24 crayon pack

  Colored Pencils

  Dry Erasable Markers--black

  Children’s scissors, mostly small blunt, but some pointed for 5th graders

  Glue Sticks

  Individual pencil sharpeners that hold shavings

  Pencil boxes-hard cover & Zippered pouches that fit in notebooks

  Loose-leaf 3 ring Notebooks (some call binders, but that is a confusing term) requests are for 1” green and 1” any color; 1 ½” any color, 2-2 ½” any color

  3-ring Notebook Paper,  wide lines can be used in all schools

  Black composition notebooks

  5 subject spiral notebooks

  Single subject spiral notebooks

  2 Pocket Folders—red, yellow, blue, green, purple.  Teachers prefer plastic

  Index dividers for 3 ring loose-leaf notebooks

  Clip Boards (only for kindergarten)

       •  3”x 5” index cards                                                        

                                                                        

Foothills accepts donations throughout the year in the our office.

We appreciate the people of the community helping us with this project by donating needed supplies. There will be collection boxes for donated supplies at the Adirondack Bank in Holland Patent and Key Bank in Barneveld.  Area churches also helped us with this project by collecting supplies.  FRCM will distributed these supplies to the 2 Remsen Schools and the 4 Holland Patent Central Schools the week before the school year begins.


These donated items help families who are struggling financially, by allowing them to use the money they would have used to purchase school supplies to buy food and pay for other necessities.  The proper school supplies help all the students start the school year with the tools they need for learning. 


As with so many of our seasonal projects, volunteers are shopping for bargains all year long.  You can help by picking up extra items as you see them on sale in our local stores. Thank you!


                   If you have any questions about this project, or you need more information, or you have supplies that you would like to donate, please call Kathleen at 315-865-8334 or the FRCM office 315-865-5854.


 

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