Back to School Project


It's time to start thinking about back to school!

Area collections will start for the Back Pack Program on August 1st,

but Foothills excepts donations throughout the year in the our office.

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:

folders (2 pockets)                                 crayons (box of 24)

pens                                                        dry erase markers                 

pencils                                                    composition notebooks

erasers (large pink and cap erasers)       tab dividers                      

                                                      glue sticks                                               colored pencils

                                                      3-ring binders                                         spiral notebooks 

                                                      notebook filler paper                              square post-it notes  

                                                      index cards                                             pencil cases/bags

                                                      scissors for children                               highlighters


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.