Thank you to all the individuals and congregations that supported the “Back to School” needs at Warren Area Elementary Center, Beaty Warren Middle School, and Warren Area High School. To give you an idea of the generosity and support, the HOC (Helping Our Children) committee wants to share what we were able to do:
- At WAEC: We distributed 38 pairs of sneakers; 52 backpacks with school supplies, assorted additional school supplies, 26 winter coats and hats and mittens, and many, many articles of clothing. We also have a supply of tissues, sanitizers, and classroom snacks on hand.
- At BWMS: 19 pairs of sneakers, 4 backpacks, and 4 boxes of school supplies
- At WAHS: 26 pairs of sneakers, 3 pairs of boots, 6 boxes of personal care items, 3 backpacks, and 4 boxes of school supplies.
Currently the schools appear to be ready for the students, but there will be ongoing restocking needs as well as additional winter clothing needs. We will continue to collect personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and brushes, razors, body wash, etc.) for BWMS and WAHS. WAEC will need additional sizes in winter coats so as you clean your children’s closet, please remember us. We have quite a few girls’ coats on hand, but we will need boys’ sizes 5, 6x, 7, 10, 12, 14, and 16.
The appreciation of the parents at WAEC when they picked up articles for their children was so rewarding! One little girl was over the top that she could get purple sneakers! The staff at each school is also very appreciative of all that we do through our churches. Please pray for these children, their families, and our teachers as they begin a new school year.