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Backpack and School Supply Drive for Holy Family Ministries

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Every year St. Mark’s supports Holy Family Ministries, a ministry partner of Episcopal Charities and Community Services (ECCS), by purchasing and donating school supplies and backpacks for children going back to school. While purchasing supplies for your own family, can you buy some extra supplies or a backpack to donate to this worthy cause?

Come to St. Mark’s Church at 393 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn IL and place your donations in the shopping cart placed in the upper church parking lot under a tent. Donations will be accepted Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00pm.

On Sunday, August 16, all backpacks (personal and donated) will be blessed at the 10:30 am service when there will be a guest speaker from Holy Family Ministries. Please use the School Supply Wish List to help you assess their needs. Any questions, contact Diane Hessinger, Director of Children’s Ministries.

Holy Family Ministries’ School Supply List
loose leaf paper (wide rule and college rule)
spiral notebooks (1-, 3- and 5-subject)
manuscript paper (for kindergarten students)
pencils (regular but also larger ones for kindergarten students)
crayons (regular sizes and fat ones for kindergarten)
scissors (for little children and bigger ones)
pens (blue, black, red)
markers (washable)
colored pencils
2-pocket folders
pencil cases (pouch type that zip)
glue sticks
flash drives for computer class
pencil sharpeners
calculators for middle school students