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.
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!