Back to School Project


Starting the School Year Right

Foothills Rural Community Ministry collected school supplies for students in the Holland Patent Central and Remsen School Districts, whose families are facing difficult financial circumstances.  Student backpacks and book bags were purchased with a grant from Stewart’s Shops.

Teachers expect students to come to school equipped with the proper supplies.  These include folders with 2 pockets, pens, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, 3-ring binders, notebook filler paper, index cards, crayons, scissors, markers, colored pencils, and other school supplies.  We appreciate the people of the community helping us with this project by donating needed supplies. There were collection boxes for donated supplies at the Holland Patent branch of the Adirondack Bank.  Area churches also helped us with this project by collecting supplies.  FRCM distributed these supplies to the 2 Remsen Schools and the 4 Holland Patent Central Schools the week before the school year began.

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.