Posted on August 01, 2017 10:30

Annual School Supply Drives

St. Matthew & St. Bernard Churches are working with local organizations to collect school supplies for low income kids. We are in need of the following items:

1 & 2 inch ring binders            Notebooks              # 2 pencils                 Colored pencils     Calculators                         Packs of loose leaf paper       Glue sticks              Pens                          Markers                 Backpacks (new or gently used) Composition notebooks          Rulers                     Crayons                     Plastic scissors                                                   Gift cards to Staples, Wal-Mart or K-Mart

Please keep in mind supplies that are particularly needed for teens: backpacks, binders with paper & calculators.

If you can help, the collection dates & places are as follows:

St. Bernard (supplies will go to HVCC):                                                                                                                                           Weekend of Aug 5-6 (Please leave items on the stage in the Church Hall)

St. Matthew (supplies will go to Covenant to Care):                                                                                                                       Weekends of Aug 5-6 & Aug 12-13 (Please leave items in the marked box in the Parish Hall)

Items may also be brought to the drop boxes at The Cornerstone Foundation (3 Prospect St., Rockville)

If you are away during the collection weekends, you can bring items to Hockanum Valley Community Food Pantry on Naek Road in Vernon anytime before August 11th.

Important: In order to receive supplies from HVCC, needy families of either parish must sign up in person ASAP at the HVCC Food Pantry, because supplies are limited. If you have any questions, call HVCC at (860) 872-7727.

Thank you for your generosity!

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