Donations Needed for School Supplies
Our church has a long history of supporting students through the gift of backpacks and school supplies each fall. During the month of August, First UMC will continue the tradition of taking donations that will enable us to support low-income and marginalized communities. The organizations we are supporting this year are Upward Bound House, Sherman Indian High School, the School Bell Backpack Program through the Assistance League of Santa Monica, and The People Concern in Santa Monica.
We are ONLY accepting money donations (not supplies) towards the purchase of supplies in bulk. To donate, go to www.santamonicaumc.org/give, click Give Online, then select “School Supplies” in the dropdown menu. You may also send in a check made to First UMC, notate “School Supplies” in the memo.
We recognize families continue to face great challenges, so let us come together and support the kids and families in our communities to help them to learn and succeed this school year!