Pack a Back 2017 – Signups Now Open!
Every fall, Sacred Heart distributes backpacks filled with supplies to children who would not otherwise have the materials they need to start the school year. The gift of a supply-filled backpack allows children to begin school ready to learn. Filled backpacks today nurture the leaders of tomorrow. This year, Sacred Heart will give out 3300 backpacks! Holy Spirit Parish has generously supported the Pack a Back campaign over the years. You and your family can be part of this important ministry by donating school supplies and/or volunteering with Holy Spirit Parish at Sacred Heart.
We will be collecting new school supplies here at the church during all Masses the weekends of July 15-16 and 22-23. Bins will also be available in the Parish Hall for donations during the week. See below for a list of needed items.
Volunteers will be needed to help sort, pack, and distribute supplies and backpacks. Here are some important dates:
School Supply Drive at Holy Spirit Church: July 15-23
Volunteer signups open on parish website: July 15
Sorting Day at Sacred Heart: July 29 (ages 8 and up)
Packing Day at Sacred Heart: August 5 (ages 8 and up)
Distribution Day at Sacred Heart: August 11 (ages 16 and up)
We hope you can participate in this drive by donating and/or volunteering!
For a convenient way to purchase, Sacred Heart Community Service also has a wish list on Amazon. On the Amazon website, click “Find a List or Registry” and enter “Sacred Heart Community Service.” You can even have your order delivered directly to Sacred Heart!
Please contact Alison Gibbons Chardos at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
School Supplies Drive
While you are out shopping, please consider picking up a few items for the Pack a Back wish list:
New Back Packs — No Red or Blue
Packs of Wide Ruled Paper
Pencils & Erasers
Three Ring Binders
$20 Gift Cards from any store that sells shoes