Backpack Blessing 2018

Will you fill a backpack?

Applications to request a backpack are CLOSED. If you have already submitted a request and are wondering when you will find out if it can be fulfilled – we will be calling to confirm pickup the week of August 27-31.


In our continuing uncertain economy, families are having to stretch their incomes like never before . . . and $50-ish of school supplies (per child!) may prove extremely difficult for already struggling families.

You can make a difference as we lend a hand to children in our own church family and our community. Simply fill a backpack with school supplies and bring it to the church by Friday, August 24.


Fill a backpack (no wheels please) appropriate for one age group and attach a label.

 Box of 24-48 crayons
 12 Glue sticks
 Box facial tissues
 12-24 Pencils (#2)

Grades One & Two
(add these in addition to above list)
 Pink pearl eraser
 Liquid glue, 4 oz.
 Student scissors

Grades Three—Five
(add these in addition to above two lists)
 Wide-ruled notebook paper
 Ruler, 12” & 30 cm, 1/16th & 1 mm gradation
 Good quality pens, blue or black ink
 Loose-leaf 3-ring binder

Grades Six—Twelve Math Supplies
 1½ inch 3-ring binder
 Pad of graph paper (cm or ¼ inch)
 Standard notebook paper
 12-24 Pencils (#2)
 Pencil pouch
 Thin markers
 Ruler with standard and metric measurements
 Set of colored pencils (instead of crayons)
 2-4 Glue sticks
 Package of AAA batteries
 Highlighter
 Scissors
optional but strongly suggested:
 Scientific calculator (TI-30Xa recommended)

Please add other fun items if you like, such as pocket folders, pencil top erasers, supply boxes or zippered pouches, colored pencils, post-it notes, index cards, hand sanitizer, gift cards for additional supplies they may need, etc. Also, many local stores provide supply lists for schools in our area.

If shopping is not your favorite thing, no problem! You’re welcome to provide a gift card or make a financial donation and we’ll do the shopping for you!