School Supply Collection
As school begins this fall, once again, we get to be part of helping students. Each year we have been part of providing school supplies for students who would not otherwise be able to provide them for themselves. Some of us know, because we personally know people in the classrooms, that teachers will provide these from their own personal funds.
Because of COVID we get to be a bigger part of the solution. Plans are, of course, always subject to change but as of now students are scheduled to report to school on Tuesday, September 8. MCC is working with other congregations in town to provide supplies. We have been asked to provide 50 bags for 7th graders and 50 bags for 8th graders. That is a tall order and will require us to work together. Some of us have already begun to bring in the supplies. Your help will go a long way in helping our students who are already learning to comply with a new way of doing school. Our parking lot will be the location for families to come pick up supplies (at a date to be determined).
8 Packs of Colored pencils
107 3-Ring Binders
0 One Subject Spiral Notebook
42 two-pocket folders with prongs
43 Packs of loose leaf paper
10 Packs of Pencils
0 Glue Sticks
17 Packs of Index Cards
0 Pens (blue and black)
56 Packs of Post it notes
5 (2 packs) of Highlighters
0 *Spiral (3 subject) &/or composition notebooks
38 Packs of loose leaf graph paper
36 Packs of Tab Dividers
Ways to Serve
We are working with city leaders and our mission teams to look for ways to serve the community through this crisis. We know this is a vulnerable time for many people, and we want to show up and help in the ways we can. If you are healthy, not in the vulnerable population, and ready to serve please sign up for the opportunities below.
We will keep this list updated on how you can be involved in the coming days and weeks, as opportunities become available.
As the growing season continues, there is a lot of work to do. Watering the garden takes a lot of time for one person. This is an area that a few volunteers could really make a difference. Social distancing is not a problem on 8 acres!
If you want to volunteer at the Farm, Rule One is the weather rules. Your first step is asking to join the Fill of Grace Garden o’ Plenty Facebook Group. Click here to join
Check for updates BEFORE YOU COME to work. The weather can change our plans with very little notice. Thanks for helping to feed our community!
Just because some of the restrictions have changed, you may still have neighbors that could use some help. Continue to check on your neighbors (especially the elderly). They will be glad to know you thought about them!