July Focus on Missions

School Tools

This community service initiative put forth by the United Way of Greenville County recognizes the growing need in our community for the donation of school supplies to assist families unable to purchase supplies on their own. Last year over 2,708 students received backpacks and school supplies at the biggest School Tools distribution day yet. These students were from 137 schools and Head Start programs in our community, and their annual average household income was $15,236. United Way’s goal this year is to provide supplies for 4,000 children. Our congregation will collect supplies during the month of July in our designated collection bins around the church.

#2 pencils
Ink pens
Washable markers
Colored pencils
Zipper pencil cases
Pencil sharpeners
Glue sticks
Safety scissors
Notebook paper
Composition notebooks
Graph paper
Index cards
Folders with pockets
3-ring binders