LWR School Kits Available August 1st

July 29, 2009  

According to Lutheran World Relief, “A school kit may provide the only supplies for children returning to school after the disruption of war. School kits help parents continue their children’s education, even while living in a refugee camp, for example. A school kit may also be used in adult literacy classes.”

On Sunday, August 1st, school bags for the kits will be available in the Narthex. Each kit should include the following:

  • padded or spiral notebooks of ruled paper approximately 8” x10 ½ totaling 150-200 sheets (or three 70 count notebooks – please no loose paper)
  • one blunt scissors (safety scissors with embedded steel blades work well)
  • one 30 centimeter ruler (or centimeters on one side, inches on the other)
  • one pencil sharpener
  • six new, unsharpened #2 pencil w/erasers – secured w/rubber band
  • one eraser approximately 2 ½ inches long
  • one box of 16 or 24 count crayons

ALL items should be new. LWR has asked NOT to include items with any religious or military symbols, any
items w/reference to the armed forces or anything w/camouflage. LWR and their partners have access to
areas of the world others do not because they are impartial humanitarian organizations. Religious or military references could be misinterpreted by the governments of the receiving countries, jeopardizing the delivery to the people who need the items the most.

School kits are due back on Sunday, October 4th.