Tools For School
Each year All Saints partners with St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ironton, Ohio, to provide children of Lawrence County with school supplies and backpacks. Nearly half of the students' families are unable to buy the supplies needed for school, and teachers continually express their gratitude to St. Paul's, and in turn churches like ours, for providing the necessary supplies to help their students get off to a good start in the fall. During July, help is needed to purchase, count and sort supplies, pack backpacks and deliver them to the children in Ironton the first Saturday in August.
Our goal is to provide more than 1,700 children with school supplies this year. Please consider volunteering time, making a monetary contribution or donating school supplies to help the students in economically challenged Lawrence County have a successful start to their school year.
How to Help
1. Donate supplies from this list or make a monetary donation
2. Sort and inventory school supplies:
July 8, 15, 22, 24, 29,30: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
July 30: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
3. Pack the backpacks
July 31: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
4. Load the truck
August 1: 4:30 PM
5. Unload the truck
August 2: 3:30 PM
6. Travel to Ironton to distribute filled bags
7. Bake chocolate chip cookies for giveaway
Sign-up sheets are located at the “Tools for School” display in the coatroom hallway or contact Jason Wheeler or Ruth Ford.