Can you imagine going to school without a pencil or a notebook? Well, in most of the countries where International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) works, there are children who do not have even these basic school supplies.
During the month of August, St. George parishioners are invited to purchase and bring to church various new school supplies. There will be boxes in the church hall for the items, and on Sunday, September 2nd, we will assemble the school kits and mail them off to IOCC/Church World Service.
The following items are needed:
â€˘ 12″ x 14″ or 14″ x 16″ cloth bag with cloth handles and a closure (VELCROÂ®, snap, or button)
â€˘ Blunt scissors (rounded tips)
â€˘ 70-count spiral or tape-bound pads of 8″ x 10″ ruled paper or pads with 200-210 sheets (please do not bring loose-leaf or filler paper):
12″ (30 cm.) rulers
â€˘ New pencils with erasers
â€˘ Erasers (2-1/2â€ť)
â€˘ Boxes of 24 crayons (only 24 â€“ no larger boxes, please)
Cash gifts are also appreciated to pay postage costs and to purchase items needed for incomplete kits (please make checks payable to St. George Church and put â€śIOCCâ€ť in the memo line).
For information about donating items, please call Presvytera Faye at (617) 522-5768.
For information about IOCCâ€™s “Kits for Kids” click here.