Remember the feeling of being anxious about school starting, mixed with the excitement about your new set of back-to-school clothes and school supplies? Some of the children and families in the communities we serve experience only half of these mixed feelings. New sweaters and school supplies may not be possible for families who struggle against the impacts of poverty.
Over the Summer, St. Paul’s Bloor Street ran a school supply drive to benefit the children in the St. James Town community. The congregation collected hundreds of items including lunchboxes, backpacks, pencil cases, crayons, paper, geometry sets, and more!
St. Paul’s Bloor Street also runs a snack program for the Kids in Community (KIC) after school program. Once a week, volunteers come together and prepare healthy snacks for the kids, including sandwiches, fruit, and juice boxes.
Thank you St. Paul’s Bloor Street for your generosity. We look forward to continuing this partnership as well as growing our community of partners and supporters. If you are looking for a chance to get involved, please check out our opportunities or get in touch with us!