School Supply Donations

Donations Needed for School Supplies
Our church has a long history of supporting students through the gift of backpacks and school supplies each fall. In recent years, we have partnered with Upward Bound House families at Family Place. This year, UBH has received an outpouring of support from community organizations, so this year we are expanding our school supply support to a few new organizations: Sherman Indian High School and the School Bell Backpack Program through the Assistance League of Santa Monica, and we’ve just added The People Concern in Santa Monica to our list.
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. This year we are ONLY accepting money donations (not supplies) towards the purchase of supplies in bulk .To donate, go to, 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!