BY IAN LASCH, ASSOCIATE RECTOR
A HUGE thank you to all who gave school supplies or helped pack backpacks for Beyond Housing! In the end, St. Peter’s was able to pack 86 total backpacks (15 Kindergarten, 11 First Grade, 10 Second Grade, 26 Fourth through Sixth Grade, and 24 High School backpacks), as well as to donate additional supplies for use in the schools! At a glance, this meant St. Peter’s collected over 2,000 pencils, over 100 pairs of scissors, over 150 glue sticks, over 200 binders, 238 folders, 50 pocket dictionaries, 25 scientific calculators, and 10 graphing calculators. The generosity of the people of St. Peter’s was greatly appreciated by Beyond Housing, and will allow the children from the Normandy School District to start school feeling prepared, as well as loved and supported by the community.
If you are interested in volunteering at Beyond Housing’s Beyond the Backpack Event this Saturday, please contact the church office!