Help children succeed. The Annual School Tools for children from low-income and homeless families is underway. Sponsored by Interfaith Action St. Paul, this drive is an easy way to join together with area faith communities and organizations to help children in our community who are affected by poverty make the grade in school. The Drive begins on July 23 and ends on August 13. Please consider spending some time purchasing items to help children in need. You can download a shopping list by going here.
Here are some stats on the difference your donation makes:
- Each year, Interfaith Action collects 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 I Program for Homeless Children and Families, serves nearly 2,000 homeless students each year.
- Last year, together with 27 area faith communities, plus individual donors, we collected more than $20,000 of school supplies filling 525 backpacks for local students in need.
If you don’t have time to shop, consider making a donation. Interfaith Action uses monetary donations to purchase needed supplies not collected at the drive. Make checks payable to Interfaith Action with “School Tools” in the memo line and drop them in the offering plate during service.