Each year, congregations participating in the School Tools drive collect new backpacks, calculators, and other school essentials to benefit school children from low-income and homeless families being served through ten different programs in the East Metro.
Just one of these partners, the St. Paul Public Schools Title 1 Program for Homeless Children and Families, serve nearly 2,000 homeless students last year. Working together, we furnish many of the supplies those students need to succeed in school.
Last year, together with 27 area faith communities, plus individual donors, we collected more than $20,000 of school supplies filling 550 backpacks for local students in need.
We use monetary donations to purchase needed supplies not collected at the drive. Make checks payable to Interfaith Action with “School Tools” in the memo line. When making a donation online (https://interfaithaction.org/donate), please designate “School Tools” in the text field.
Pick up a shopping list of needed school supplies from the wood table in the social hall. We will have collection boxes near the table for your donations.