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Beyond the Backpack 2018

7/4/18 | Opportunities to Serve

Beyond the Backpack 2018

Outreach Opportunity: Beyond the Backpack

Do you want to help out kids in need right here in St. Louis? Help the children of Normandy School District start the school year off right: with a backpack full of school supplies!

This year, St. Peter’s will once again be supporting Beyond Housing’s Beyond the Backpack school supplies drive, and we need your help! Our collection of supplies will start this Sunday, June 24th, so bring school supplies on Sunday morning, or drop them by the Church Office during the week. We’ll also hold a backpack stuffing party between services on the morning of Sunday, July 22nd , from 9:00-10:00. Drop off your supplies before then so they can make it into one of the children’s backpacks!

We’ll also be helping out at the Beyond the Backpack event on Saturday, August 4th, at Normandy High School. Not only is this the event where the backpacks will be distributed to the children who need them, but a number of other community organizations will be present to let families know of the services available in the community. If you’d like to help out at this event, please contact the Church Office.

You can see the list of supplies needed below, or check out our Amazon Wish List! And while you’re at it, use Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com) and have a portion of your purchase price go to St. Peter’s! (You can use Amazon Smile for all purchases through Amazon, and if you set up St. Peter’s as the beneficiary, a portion of all of your purchases will be sent to the church.) 

Needed School Supplies

Backpacks (for kindergarten and elementary students)
24 pencils with erasers
Child-size Fiskars scissors (kindergarten)
Glue sticks
School glue
Plastic supply boxes
Washable markers (8-10 count)
Crayons (24 count)
Yellow highlighters
Colored pencils
Red pens
Blue pens
Black pens
Zipper pencil bags
Pencil sharpeners with covers
Spiral notebooks (1-subject, wide rule)
Composition books
Loose leaf paper
Binders (2-inch)
Dividers for binders
Pocket folders
Pocket dictionaries
Boxes of tissue
Personal ear buds
Zip top bags (gallon size)

Thank you for your continued support for our outreach efforts. If you have any questions about donating supplies, stuffing backpacks, or Beyond the Backpack event, please contact the Church Office at  or call 314-993-2306.