Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Comments for a Cause - CAL School Supply Closet

Comments for a Cause - CAL School Supply Closet
It's August 1st and that means it is back to school time.  Thank you to everyone that commented last month to support the Families Helping Families of Iowa's School Supply Campaign.  Due to everyone's comments, I have sent a $28 donation to help them with their Back to School Rally on August 10th.

Inspired by last month's Comments for a Cause, this month I am donating $0.50 for every comment made on the blog to the CAL School Supply Closet.

Immanuel UCC, Latimer School Supply Closet

Back to school is a fun time of the year, but it can also be a stressful time of year for many families.  I was inspired by Families Helping Families of Iowa's Back to School Rally in Cedar Rapids so much I decided to put together a similar event for my local community.  Last month at my Church's Christian Education Committee meeting I brought up the idea and everyone thought it would be a great benefit for our community.

We are currently collecting a select list of school supplies: scissors, glue sticks, pencils, pencil boxes/pouches, notebooks, crayons, large erasers, rulers and backpacks.  Anyone interested in donating can drop off the school supplies in the Narthex of Immanuel UCC in Latimer in the designated tote.

We will then be hosting our School Supply Closet on Saturday, August 12th from 10 a.m. to Noon, Wednesday, August 16th from 5 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, August 17th from 5 to 7 p.m.  The supplies will be limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

This month's Comments for a Cause donation will go to support this year's School Supply Closet and any end of the month dollars will go towards helping my church's CWS (Church World Service) School Kits.

What is your favorite part of the "back to school" season?  Remember to Comment for a Cause!

6 comments:

  1. Great cause as always, Val. I love the idea of supply closet and CWS is also such a great group that helps many. Back to school season is very different for me than it was years ago but I still get excited to see the back to school displays since I am kind of an office supply geek.

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    1. Thanks Beth Ann. I'm an office supply junkie too so I've always bought things for myself and to help others out too.

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  2. I usually pick up an assortment of goodies for the local donation box at my library. I admit I miss buying crayons, folders, etc.

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  3. What a great idea! I like to stock up on notebooks and things this time of year anyway. I am a list maker and note taker, so I use them even though my school days are long gone. I'll have to pick up a few extra while I'm at it and find a place to donate them.

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    1. I hope you find somewhere in your local area to drop off some supplies to help local families, or even children across the world through groups like CWS.

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