“I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”
-Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) in You’ve Got Mail
There really is something about the smell of pencils, crayons and construction paper that can send one on a trip down memory lane to those first days of schools… the butterflies, the new clothes, the chance to start fresh. You can relive some of the good times by providing those fresh starts to the children and youth we serve at the Children’s Home! Below is a list of the items we most need as we anticipate the long days of summer nearing their end (and hopefully ushering in some cooler weather!). As you see school supplies filling the aisles and dropping in price, please think of us!
UPDATE: Please deliver all school supplies to UMCH by July 31, if at all possible.
2012 school supplies needed for our main campus in Decatur
Thank you for helping our young scholars and budding artists. Our children and youth will return to school in a few short weeks and our fall art programming will begin as well. Below you will find a complete list of items that we need, with messages from our staff about a few special requests. If you can only buy one or two things, our students’ greatest need is flash drives. Thank you!
Flash drives: “We are always in need of flash drives. Can’t seem to get enough of them for our students for reports, projects, resumes, etc.” –Julie, Education Coordinator
Uniball or gel pens: “The students love my Uniball pens!” –Julie, Education Coordinator
Pocket folders – with and without brads
Paperback dictionaries and thesauruses
Tissues – boxes and personal packs
Note: We do NOT need spiral notebooks and loose-leaf paper.
Crayola markers: “We prefer Crayola, if it’s not too picky to ask for that!” –Alison, Jesse’s House Director (Crayolas do last a lot longer with all the use they get in our art studio.)
White school glue
Drawing pads / sketch books
Children’s scissors: “We need a lot! They have legs!” –Theresa, Religious Life Program Coordinator
Butcher paper roll
Glue gun sticks
Small art canvases
2012 school supplies needed for the UMCH Rome Office
Thank you for helping our young scholars right here in Rome. Our children and youth will return to school in a few short weeks, and your UMCH Rome Office provides free school supplies to families who receive our other services. Below you will find a complete list of items that we need, based on supply lists from local schools. Thank you!
Wide-rule notebook paper
70-count spiral notebooks
Dry erase markers
Boxes of tissues
Pocket folders, regular and plastic (solid colors only)
Pocket folders with brads (solid colors only)
3-ring pencil pouches
Quart and gallon Ziplock bags
2012 school supplies needed for the UMCH Gainesville Office
Thank you for helping our young scholars right here in Gainesville. Our children and youth will return to school in a few short weeks, and your UMCH Gainesville Office provides free school supplies to families who receive our other services. Below you will find a complete list of items that we need, based on supply lists from local schools. Thank you!
Sturdy book bags for girls and boys
Wide & College-ruled paper
Boxes of tissues