Franciscan Connection


Sample Announcement for Organization Newsletter or Church Bulletin:


Back-to-School Drive

The Franciscan Connection offers emergency assistance

to the low-income families in south St. Louis city.

During the next few weeks, the friars will once again be collecting school supplies

for the disadvantaged kids of their neighborhood.

Would you like to help a child begin their school year full of excitement and joy,

equipped with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom?

If so, use the checklist below to do a little extra shopping this summer.

Then bring your kit back here to our (office/church/next meeting/etc.).

We hope to deliver all contributions to the Franciscan Connection by August 10th

so that they can be distributed to needy families before school starts.

Sample Checklist:

1 pack of wide-ruled looseleaf paper

3 spiral bound wide-ruled notebooks

3 folders

1 box of crayons or markers

1 bottle of glue or gluestick

1 dozen No. 2 pencils

5 black or blue pens

2 red pens

1 pencil case

1 large eraser

1 pair of scissors

1 twelve inch ruler

1 backpack

We thank you for your continued generosity and concern for those in need.

God Bless!


P.S. Don't forget about Missouri Tax Free Weekend - no taxes for school supplies!!