St. Vincent de Paul 24th Annual Backpack Collection

Aug 18 St. Vincent de Paul

The St. Mary's Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is excited to announce its 24th annual collection of back-to-school supplies to help children prepare for a wonderful school year.

If you would like to participate, please buy a school backpack, and fill it with back to school supplies. Please label the backpack either Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, or Grades 9-12. The backpacks should not be specific for either a boy or a girl. The backpacks may be dropped by the food boxes near the prayer wall on the weekend of Aug 18/19 and on Mon, Aug 20 until noon. Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will distribute backpacks to families in town with school-aged children. We are also hoping to have enough backpacks to offer them to families living in area shelters. Last year, 140 children and teens benefited from your generosity. It is so important for children and youth to see the goodness in the world.

Suggestions for supplies may be found here Backpack Supply List 2018. Thank you in advance for your participation in this year’s drive!