The St. Simon Outreach & Social Justice Committee supports two annual drives to help children come back to school with the materials they need to be successful in school. The first event is organized by St. Simon School who are collecting backpacks filled with school supplies for Catholic Charities Kinship Resource Center in San Jose.
The second event is organized by St. Vincent de Paul to collect school supplies and $25 gift cards for new shoes for students at 3 local Mountain View schools.
Please read about each annual event below and reach out if you have any questions or would like to contribute. We thank you for your generosity to others by sharing your blessings with children in need.
Kinship Backpack Collection 2021
Saint Simon Parish School and the Outreach and Social Justice Committee are collecting 39 backpacks and school supplies for children in need at Catholic Charities Kinship Resource Center in San Jose. Students will be available at the church entrance to distribute tags and a list of suggested supplies before and after all Masses on the weekends of July 24th & July 31st. Students will be collecting the filled backpacks before and after all Masses on the weekends of July 31st & August 7th. If you are unable to bring the backpack to Mass those weekends, or if you have any other questions, please contact Vani Aboud at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support.
School Supplies Needed
St. Vincent de Paul
Time to start grabbing those school supply bargains! Please consider grabbing a few extra supplies for children that can use some extra help this year.
The members of St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting school supplies and distributing them to children in our local area. We will also be donating $25 Target gift cards that the School Principals will hand out for new shoes or clothes as they see the need. Please place all donations in the wooden boxes at the entrances to the church.
We will be collecting supplies and Target gift cards through Aug. 21.
Following is a list of items that are needed. Any items you can donate are gratefully appreciated. We consider you our angels on Earth! Thank you for your wonderful generosity. You are always in our prayers.
Crayola Crayons, 16 & 24 count
#2 Ticonderoga pencils
Large glue sticks
Pink pearl erasers and eraser tips
Pencil boxes and pencil pouches
Crayola Washable Markers – 8 fine point and 8 wide tip (unscented)
Ruled filler paper – wide ruled
Spiral bound notebooks
White dry erase black pens – fine point
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