Diocesan Migration Ministry Resources is launching a donation appeal for school supplies, backpacks, and lunch boxes to give to newly arriving refugee children. The appeal begins in July and runs through October. Refugee children arrive throughout the year and they need materials for school all year long. DMMR asks you to donate new and likely used backpacks and lunch boxes. Filling backpacks with new school supplies is appreciated, which include a box of Ticonderoga pencils, markers, highlighters, a box of Crayola crayons (24 count), construction paper, glue sticks, standard ruler, erasers, index cards, tablets, post-it notes, and a pencil pouch. Bring them to the diocesan office or arrange for them to be picked up by contacting Carolyn Patterson at 717-236-5959 or firstname.lastname@example.org. DMMR is a diocesan committee dedicated to helping and assisting refugee families to feel welcomed and supported as our new neighbors.
If you are interested in joining our group, please email Gerry Garber.