Donating to the ISS Backpack Drive
Quincy's Interfaith Social Services' food pantry serves about 500 school-age children each month. Every year the organization solicits help for a back-to-school backpack drive for those children. For the past several years East Church has answered this call. This year we are focusing our drive on the elementary school backpacks.
The 2018 deadline is Sunday, July 15.
If you can assemble one or more fully stuffed backpacks, hooray and thank you.
You can also donate an empty backpack or shop for some of the supplies listed below and let East Church people complete the package.
Finally, you can make a financial contribution and let us use it to do the shopping. (Checks should be made out to East Congregational Church; be sure to write “backpacks” in the memo area.)
Here are supply recommendations suggested by ISS for grade K-5 students' backpacks:
- spiral notebooks or composition notebook
- washable markers
- glue sticks
- #2 Pencils
- Pens (Black)
- Pens (Blue)
- Note Cards 3x5 (lined)
- Note Cards 3x5 (blank)
- Pocket Folders
- Glue Sticks
- Colored Pencils
- Pencil Sharpener
- Pencil Box
- Colored Highlighters