A Request for School Supplies

While it may seem like “back to school” is a long way away, we’d like to wrap up the donation period for our school supply drive by the end of July, so that our volunteers can fill any holes with shopping trips in August.

Perhaps you’d love to pick out some items, but can’t bring yourself to brave the office supply stores. You might consider shopping online and having items delivered right to the church. (Consider using the name in the address as “First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown School Supply Drive” so that it’s sure to end up in the right place.)

This year, we would like to better meet the needs of our middle school and high school clients by tailoring our school supply offerings to more closely deliver what teachers are requiring while still providing core supplies for elementary school students. We will also be working with local school districts to supply advanced calculators for students in upper level math and science classes whose family’s cannot absorb that expense. We need your help in a number of areas.

If you would like to purchase school supplies for this drive, we can use:

  • backpacks (our clients especially appreciate them and we never have left overs)
  • safety scissors
  • crayons  (16 or 24 pack)
  • washable markers (8, 10 or 12 pack)
  • colored pencils (8, 10, 12 pack)
  • #2 sharpened pencils
  • pink erasers (packages of 2 preferred)
  • Large glue sticks
  • Marble Notebooks – wide ruled
  • wide ruled loose leaf
  • college ruled loose leaf
  • 1 inch binders
  • 1.5 inch binders
  • sharpie markers – black
  • earbuds or headphone
  • TI – 30XIIS Scientific calculators (Please no substitutes – schools have specific requirements)
If you prefer not to shop, and would like to make a monetary donation to supplement the Food Pantry funding for school supplies, we are happy to shop for you.  If you would like to volunteer either with shopping or distribution, please let Debbie Bernardini, Liam McAuliffe or Miranda McGill know. We would really appreciate your help!
We need to receive all donations by July 30.   Please place donations in the box in the entryway marked school supplies.  Distribution will be on Aug 20.