Backpack School Supply Drive
While many of us are busy planning how to make the most of our remaining summer days, the Shining Lights Helping Hands Corporation (SLHH) is keeping busy focusing on their 2018-2019 Back to School Collection Drive. SLHH is a group located right here in our part of town, who's main initiative is to provide supplemental care and supplies for the families in our area.
Last year, their Back to School Collection Drive reached over 200 children. This year they anticipate reaching even more and we are glad to partner with their efforts to make that happen!
Here's how you can get involved...
Purchase items for the drive!
School supplies will be collected in multiple locations for the next month, then gathered for assembly before delivery to students in our district. All Souls Community is a drop location! We have a box in our office lobby for supplies. Supplies can also be left in the parcel drop under our mailbox when the church is closed. We'll list needed supplies below. There are also fliers on the box in our church lobby listing requested items.
Volunteer to assemble backpacks!
Getting together to help serve families in our community is a great way to demonstrate the tangible love of Christ and is sure to benefit our faith as well. Volunteer for any of these time slots and invite your favorite company to join you!
- Friday 8/17 6pm-9pm
Transfer School Supplies 1 Block to Facility, Sort Items & Pack Book Bags
- Saturday 8/18 9am-12pm
Finish all Book Bags, Set Up for Children & Families to Arrive, Assign Workstations
- Saturday 8/18 12pm-3pm
Welcome Children, Parents and Guests, Sign in Process, Give Out School Supplies, Conversation & Pictures
- Saturday 8/18 3pm-6pm
Pack Up, Clean Up & Transfer Items Out of Facility
*Volunteers must be 14yo minimum.
The facility for assembly is Michelle A. Noel Youth Center, 77 5th Street, Hillburn, NY 10931.
[photo credit: Shining Lights Helping Hands]