Christ United Methodist Church
Christ United Methodist Church

School Supply Project

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The School Supply Project provides school supplies to the disadvantaged students in the Plano Independent School District. Through contributions of money and donations from CUMC, other churches, the business community, school groups, and individuals, school supplies are provided for children in our area. The Assistance Center of Collin County will distribute over 3000 backpacks to children identified as in need by social service agencies and school officials. The school supply project takes place every August…just in time for back-to-school. This project is committed to the belief that a positive self image is essential to the learning experience of the well educated child.
If you haven’t contributed to the School Supply Project, shop the weekend of Aug 5-7 and take advantage of the tax-free weekend. The yellow mini-school buses are located by the North doors and the South doors of the main building so you can drop off your items. There will also be a table in the Atrium Hallway to answer questions. Get the whole family involved in “serving others” in need!

 

School Supplies Needed:

Backpacks

3-ring binders (1”- 3”)

Spiral notebooks (70pp) wide and college rule

Notebook filler paper (wide and college rule)

Dividers with 5 or 8 tabs

Graph paper (4 squares/inch)

Manuscript tablets for grades 1, 2, 3

Blunt school scissors

Pointed school scissors

Folders with pockets only

Folders with pockets and brads

Zipper pouch for 3-ring binder holes

#2 pencils

Pencil box

Red grading pencil

Ballpoint pens – blue or black

Colored pencils (12 count)

Crayons (24 count)

Markers (thick or thin) washable

School glue (4 oz.)

Glue sticks

Eraser, large pink

Highlighters (yellow preferred)

Other Ways to help:

Please make checks payable to CUMC and note School Supply Project in the memo line or help deliver supplies to the Assistance Center of Collin County (ACCC).

Interesting facts:

  • There are over 70 schools in Plano and this project has provided supplies to all of them.
  • Almost 1 in 5 PISD students is considered economically disadvantaged, with nearly 15,000 children in the Plano Independent School District (PISD) living at or below federal poverty guidelines.
  • Approximately 3000 PISD kids qualified for and received new school supplies last year.
  • School supplies are given in the summer before school starts but also throughout the year.
  • Over 150 volunteers worked more than 1300 hours last year to make this program successful.
  • CUMC has participated in this program for 20 years.

Contact Info:

The Assistance Center of Collin County can be reached at: www.assistancecenter.org
For more information on this program or to help “Serve Others” in any way, please contact Melissa Wilkinson, Director of Missions.