Our July charity collection will, at His Eminence Archbishop Benjamin's request, go to the monasteries of the Diocese of the West. We will also resume our practice of assembling backpacks for needy children.  For elementary students we need: backpacks, wide ruled paper, #2 pencils, rulers, crayons (24 color boxes), glue sticks, Post It Notes, erasers, highlighters (2+ colors), and loose leaf binders (1 1/2 inch). 

For secondary students we need: backpacks, college ruled paper, pens, protractors, compasses, calculators, Post It Notes, thumb drives, colored pencils, highlighters (3+ colors), loose leaf binders (2 inch), and ruled index cards. Whether you can provide an entire backpack or just furnish a few items, please assist your parish in this endeavor.  A box for donations will be located outside near our other collection boxes.  Our goal is to provide at least six elementary and six secondary student backpacks.