The back-to-school sales are here (much to teachers’ chagrin) and that means it’s time to start collecting items for Lutheran World Relief (LWR) School Kits. Our goal is to pack 300 School Kits as part of God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday, September 9.
To the children who receive our School Kits, these supplies mean the difference between getting an education or not. Public school is usually free, but in the places where LWR works, even a few required supplies, like pens and paper, may be more than many families can afford. And when parents can only afford to send one of their children to school, girls rarely get priority; yet the education level of mothers has the biggest impact on ending poverty.
So as you are shopping over the next few weeks, stick a few of the following items in your cart. You’ll be living out your calling as a child of God and serving fellow children of God in the process.
- Notebooks, wide- or college-ruled paper, 70 sheets (1200)
- Crayons, boxes of 16 or 24 (300)
- Rulers with centimeters on one side (300)
- Pencil Sharpeners (300)
- Scissors, blunt tipped (300)
- Erasers, 2 ½” (300)
- Pencils, unsharpened, No. 2, with erasers (1500)
- Ballpoint Pens, black or blue ink (1500)
You may place your donations in the orange bin in Crary Hall. If you don’t feel up to shopping you may earmark an offering that we’ll use to buy the drawstring backpack bags to pack all the items in. Contact Diane Armbrust or Allison Pate with questions.