Grace Cathedral

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Article | July 28, 2018

Back to School for Refugee Families

Blog|The Rev. Canon Nina Pickerrell

Refugee families are often forced to leave everything behind when they flee their home countries. In the expensive Bay Area market, this means families with children are left struggling to provide their children with what they need for school. Help give them the new start they deserve through our School Supply Drive this August. The collection will be delivered to Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay, the agency partner in our Team Peg refugee family support effort. 

We are collecting school supplies on Sundays, August 12, 19 and 26 by the St. Francis statue near the entrance of the cathedral. We will hold a special Blessing of the Backpacks before sending off all the supplies on Sunday, August 26. Supplies can also be ordered online and shipped to Grace Cathedral, attn: Rev. Canon Nina Pickerrell.

Questions? Email our outreach team.

Supplies Needed

  • Backpacks
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Three-hole binder paper
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Project/report binders
  • Calculators
  • Colored pencils
  • Tape
  • Small Paper clips
  • Black Sharpie pens
  • 3×5 note cards
  • Glue sticks
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