Blessed Sacrament Parish is working with local organizations to collect school supplies for children. We are in need of the following items:
- 1 & 2 inch ring binders
- # 2 pencils
- Colored pencils
- Packs of loose leaf paper
- Glue sticks
- Backpacks (new or gently used)
- Composition notebooks
- 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 Church (supplies will go to HVCC): Weekend of August 3rd & 4th
Please leave items in the door vestibules of the Church
St. Matthew Church (supplies will go to Covenant to Care):
Weekend of August 17th & 18th
Please leave items in the marked box in the Church 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 12th.
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!