Parent Association – Help the Homeless

Families Help the Homeless

Sponsored by the Fourth Grade and St. John Parent Association

Drive: November 3 – 15  Event: November 16, 6:30-8pm, Egan Hall

Fourth grade classes are sponsoring a drive for supplies to be used to build care kits for the homeless in our community. Please bring in one or many of the items listed below to support this effort! There are collection boxes in the classrooms and a table will be in the courtyard at pick-up the week of November 6, weather permitting.

Then join us on Thursday, November 16, for community, stewardship and cookies! There will be a short educational presentation on homelessness in our area and then each family will put care kits together. The goal is to create enough kits for each family to take 2-3 to give away to those in need. This is a great way for the entire family to participate in providing some comfort during this cold season.

Requested items:

  • Socks, gloves, hats (small enough to fit in gallon Ziploc bags)
  • Individually packaged food items such as granola bars, crackers, tuna packs, instant oatmeal, fruit leather
  • Hand wipes (travel size)
  • Individual tissue packets
  • Toothpaste (travel size), toothbrushes
  • Cough drops
  • Deodorant
  • Lip balm
  • Maxi pads
  • Hand warmers
  • Tea bags
  • Emergency blankets
  • Small flashlights
  • Plastic utensils
  • Gallon Ziploc bags
  • $5 denomination gift cards (McDonald’s, Safeway, etc.)

100% of cash and checks (made out to St. John School/Homeless) will be used to purchase additional goods.