July 2018: School Supplies
In July, we will again focus on getting school supplies for students who struggle to purchase them on their own. We had this same focus last year and you rose to the occasion with generous giving. Let's top it this year! There are two causes we are highlighting:
1. InGathering School Bags - New Process! Due to UMCOR process changes for InGathering Bags, instead of picking up the heavy cloth school bags to fill as has been done in the past, you will pick up a 2-gallon plastic storage bag to put the school supplies in. Pick these up at any of our worship sites beginning July 8. Inside each storage bag you will find instructions and a supply list to fill the bag. These are basic supplies, geared for basic education in our nation's impoverished areas or where disasters have occurred. Return the filled bags to the designed InGathering bines at any of our three sites.
2. 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 August 4 & 6). Supply lists can be found on the Ankeny School District and Ankeny Christian Academy websites, and also at most local retailers that sell school supplies. Cash donations are welcome. Please place supplies in our Mission of the Month bins by July 29!
Monetary donations can be given by using a "Mission of the Month" envelope or writing "July Mission of the Month" in your check memo.