July 2017: School Supplies
In July, we will focus on getting school supplies for students that struggle to purchase them on their own here in Ankeny and beyond. We had this same focus last year and you really rose to the occasion. Let’s top it this year! There are two causes we are highlighting:
InGathering School Bags—Pick up school bags at any of our worship sites beginning July 9. Inside each bag you will find instructions and a supply list to fill the bag. These are basic supplies, geared for basic education in third world countries where supplies are sometimes nonexistent, but are also distributed in the U.S. from time to time after disasters. Return the filled bags to the designated InGathering bins at any of our three sites.
Project Fresh Start—This program provides students in Ankeny with free school supplies and backpacks. They accept any supplies for any grade (they will then be organized for distribution on Aug. 12 & 14). Supply lists can be found on the Ankeny School District & Ankeny Christian Academy websites and also at many local retailers that sell supplies. Cash donations are welcome. Please place supplies in our Mission of the Month bins by July 26!