St. John Families Help the Homeless

Drive: October 30 – November 7     Event: November 13, 6:30-8:00pm, Egan Hall

Sponsored by the Fourth Grade and St. John Parent Association     The 4th Grade classes are sponsoring a supplies drive 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 on November 6 & 7, weather permitting.

Then join us on Tuesday, November 13, 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; *no liquid hand sanitizer please)
  • Soap, shampoo, deodorant (travel size)
  • Individual tissue packets
  • Cough drops
  • Lip balm
  • Maxi pads (*no tampons please)
  • Hand warmers
  • Tea bags (individually packaged)
  • Plastic utensils
  • Gallon Ziploc bags
  • $5 denomination gift cards (McDonalds, Fred Meyer, Starbucks, etc.)
  • Cash donations are always welcome!  100% of cash and checks (made out to St. John School/Homeless) will be used to purchase additional goods