Our service to the homeless high school teens served by Hart Pantry dedicates July to gathering school supplies for back-to-school. Here’s the list being assembled:
filler paper (college ruled)
geometry kits (protractor, compass, ruler)
The collection deadline is July 31st.
I wish to express my gratitude to your committee and your church for the 36 graduation gift cards you provided. They have been delivered to the schools and will be presented to the respective students at the time of their graduations.
Church of the Palms continues to step up and support our at-risk and homeless teens on a continuing basis, and I know from the school administrators that it is appreciated. As you know, we never know the names of our recipients, but they are made aware of who is helping them and they are grateful. Your desire to help HART Pantry is very important to us. We value your support of our mission to help homeless and at-risk teens in our local west valley high schools. Your donation is a major addition to our ability to keep providing extra student support to our kiddos.
We are aware that there are many good and responsible nonprofits in our community and we are humbled and blessed that you chose HART Pantry. Your continuing support of our youth is so important as they face the adult world; an education is necessary for them to prosper.
Thank you again; we are well aware that without the support of the Church of the Palms, our nonprofit would not function at the level we desire and need.
Ruth H. Langford, Executive Director
HART Pantry July/August food items needed:
Apple sauce cups or fruit cups
Fruit juice packs like Capri Sun 100% Juice
Carnation Instant Breakfast packets
Back-to-School Needs List:
Backpacks – high school size
Compass and protractor kits
3-ring binders (1 1\2 inch minimum)
Pens, pencils, colored pencils, sharpeners, erasers
Single and multiple subject notebooks
Tissue packs and wipes
Reusable water bottles
Men’s ankle socks medium, large extended sizes
Women’s socks shoe sizes up to l0
Gift cards for Walmart or Target
Backpacks to be packed by the HART team from a consortium of churches the end of July and sent to schools in time for opening of schools in August.
Please bring your purchased items to church and put them in the Hart Pantry back-to-school bin. These donations are tax deductible.
If you have a used bike to donate to the HART (Helping At Risk Teens) Pantry for use by the teens of this great organization, please contact Jan Eckstein or Ruth Langford.
Don’t’ worry about the condition of your donation; the bikes are repaired before they are gifted. HART Pantry gets them to our at-risk teens as soon as they can get them refurbished and checked out, sending along a new bike lock with each bike so they are protected.
Thanks as always for your generosity!
Jan Eckstein and the Board of Mission and Outreach