HHN to collect school supplies for 2019-2020 school year

The Helping Hands Network in Waynesburg is collecting school supplies once again for children in need in our community, and they need our help! Helping Hands is requesting the following items:

  • Book bags
  • 8 oz. bottles of Elmer’s glue
  • 24-packs of Crayola crayons
  • Glue sticks
  • Wide-ruled spiral bound notebooks (in red, yellow, green, blue, or purple)
  • College-ruled spiral bound notebooks (in red, yellow, green, blue, or purple)
  • #2 pencils (Ticonderoga pre-sharpened brand only)
  • 10-packs of Crayola washable markers
  • 2-pocket folders (in red, yellow, green, blue, or purple)
  • Yellow highlighters
  • Fiskar school scissors
  • Large pink erasers
  • Zipper pencil pouches
  • Plastic school boxes
  • Wide-ruled loose leaf paper
  • College-ruled loose leaf paper
  • Unlined index cards
  • Blue or black pens
  • 12-packs of Crayola colored pencils
  • Cap erasers
  • Composition books
  • Crayola water colors

There are a number of ways you can support HHN with this drive. You can go out into the community and purchase supplies (we recommend going on Ohio’s Tax Holiday coming up soon!). Also, you can donate money towards supplies to our church, and we will purchase supplies!

Our church is on AmazonSmile! You can support us (and HHN’s school supply drive, too, as you can read here) at smile.amazon.com/ch/20-3682804.

Also, new this year, AmazonSmile now supports nonprofits making lists of requested donations (that work kind of like a wedding or baby registry), so we have created a list of items there that are on the list from HHN (including specific brands, where requested). You can view that list by clicking here. If you purchase something here, it can be delivered to the church and we will deliver these items alongside other donations brought in for the school supply drive. If you don’t get something off the list but still use Amazon to buy it, please consider using AmazonSmile to support our church!

For more information on the Helping Hands Network and their mission, please visit www.thehelpinghandsnetwork.org, and be sure to listen to the Shepherdcast on Wednesday, July 31, as we welcome Becky Larson, director of HHN, as she sits down with Jacob Schandel to discuss HHN’s mission in our community and how you can help them!