Are you a student or educator heading back to school, or a college student adjusting to campus life, new faces and busy schedules? Maybe you’re a parent or caregiver who’s excited, nervous, and/or especially busy buying supplies, heading to school open houses, and awaiting teacher assignments. Or perhaps you are a soon to be empty nester or recent retiree wondering what this new phase of life will look like. Whatever transition this season of new beginnings holds, we can all benefit from some extra love and support- and popsicles too!

Join us for semi-programmed Meeting for Worship at 11 a.m. for our annual Back to School Blessing. At the rise of Meeting for Worship (12 p.m.-ish), join us on the porch for Popsicles on the Porch. There will be a donation box for Backpack Beginnings. Friends are invited to bring contributions. Please find a list of needed items below. Greatest need items are in italics.

FOOD PROGRAM: (please check expiration dates) Pop Top Spaghettios, Canned Chicken, Squeeze Jelly, Plastic PB Jars, Individual Cereals, Individual Oatmeal packets, Individual sized proteins (Chef Boyardee microwaveable meals), fruit cups, cereal and nut-free individually wrapped snacks, Especially need Chicken and Rice Chef Boyardee and Vienna Sausage, Chef Boyardee large poptop cans, Healthy Snacks, Shelf stable proteins, Soup, Breakfast Items, Canned Chicken, Pasta/Rice, Canned fruit

COMFORT BACKPACK PROGRAM: Deodorant – Full Size, Activity books for all ages, Tissues -individual packs, Playing cards, Books for ages 12-17, Shampoo – Full sized, Socks – Ages 7-11, Washcloths

CLOTHING PANTRY PROGRAM: Children’s Coats – Infant – size 16/18, Baby clothes 0-3 months size, Spring/Summer clothing for boys sizes 2T – 10/12, Spring/Summer clothing for girls sizes 2T-7/8, Boys and girls solid polo shirts in sizes 7/8, 10/12, and 14, Girl’s khaki/navy pants in all sizes 6-14, New Toddler sized socks; approximately 2T-3T size, New Men’s boxer briefs in S, M, L and XL

PERSONAL CARE PANTRY: Toothpaste, Deodorant, Brushes and Combs, Washcloths

BOOK BEGINNINGS: Non English Books, Multicultural Books, Chapter books for Elementary and Middle School students, New or gently used board books for 0-2 year olds

BABY ITEMS: Neosure Formula, Similac Formula, Gerber Good Start Formula, Sizes 4,5, and 6 diapers, Formula – 12.5 oz cans, Stage 2 and 3 baby food, Baby wipes, Baby shampoo, pull ups (all sizes)