Backpack and School Supply Collection

June our church will join other members of the Interfaith Los Alamos group (Unitarian, Episcopal, Lutheran, and Church of Christ churches) to provide back-to-school supplies to refugee children. 

There is a sizable Afghan group in Albuquerque as well as other ethnic groups. Our churches will supply new backpacks and school supplies for them. They will be for grades 1-12. We will have two containers in the Narthex for the collections. The project will run through June 30th; the supplies will go to the children in July. If it is too difficult to shop, gift cards are always welcome.

Updated 6/27/2024
Many thanks to everyone for your contributions on the project we have all the backpacks and some supplies. The supplies will be put into the backpacks and given to the children in July.

Here is the list of remaining supplies needed. 
20 – sharp scissors (age 5+)
28 – spiral notebooks
20 – pink erasers
15 – packs of wide ruled paper
30 bx. Half gallon zipper bags
20 – packages of water based markers
17 – yellow highlighters 
30 – red correcting pencils