Family Home Evening: Back to School Service Project Ideas
A new school year is just around the corner. There are many stores that are already advertising their back-to-school sales. One thing I loved was going to the store and purchasing my new school supplies. There’s just something fun and exciting about getting brand new pencils, notebooks, binders, backpacks and so on. However, there are many that are unable to experience the thrill of going to get the very basics to begin their new school year.
Gather your family, group, neighborhood, church group, etc and make a check list of basic back-to-school items that you can circulate around your circle of influence and seek donations of these items. Remember that you can take these lists into local medical offices and businesses and ask for them to gather items as well as an office service project.
Here is a simple supply list for you to use:
- #2 Pencils
- Color Pencils
- Glue Sticks
- Spiral notebooks
- Pencil case
- Pocket folders
- Pkg. lined paper
-Black, blue and red pens
- Boxes of tissue
- Hand Sanitizer
- Subject dividers
- Pocket dictionary/thesaurus
- Student Planner/Calendar
- Stapler/Stapler remover
*Once you have your items collected contact your local schools and school district and find out how you can drop the needed items off to be distributed to those who the schools/districts know are in need.
This is a very simple service project that you can involve just you and your spouse, your children, group, organization and so on and make such a huge difference in helping someone in need.
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