It’s hard to believe that its already July 26 and school starts in less than a month. Parents with children are busy shopping for school supplies. Not every child in our community will have a new backpack filled with paper and brand new crayons. Hope Academy of West Michigan is a charter school for students who have trouble fitting into traditional schools. Many come from single parent homes and live in poverty. 50% are Latino and 30% are African American.
St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church provides the building and supports them in as many ways as possible. One way is to provide backpacks and school supplies that they distribute at a festival the weekend before school starts.
For the next three (3) Sundays, we will be collecting as many new backpacks filled with supplies as we can. We will deliver them to St. Francis on August 17th. For $25.00 per student, you can provide everything a student needs on the first day of school. We will even do the shopping. Or, if you just love back to school shopping we will give you a list of what to buy and you can bring it to the church. Look for us in the Parish Hall after church. If you have any questions, please talk to Deacon Jan or Mother Sue.