Servants' 600+ active volunteers serve by using their skills, gifts and experiences in providing home repairs and maintenance services for low-income older adult, disabled, and single parent homeowners through Home Helps; delivering help to disaster victims and recovery efforts through U.S. Disaster Recovery; by teaching extreme poverty-ridden families and communities in Guatemala to achieve a sustainable lifestyle through Serving at-Risk Families; and by planning and coordinating short-term mission trips across the U.S. and around the world.
We would like to send our kids going to school in Guatemala new backpacks for the new school year. Consider picking up an extra one when you're shopping this month, or donate directly to the backpack campaign and we'll buy it for you.
Last year a York County High School Honors Spanish Class collected school supplies for our kids in SARF. What a huge blessing as the teacher dropped off bags upon bags of much needed school supplies. Some of the school supplies in Guatemala are much more expensive than they are in the States and our SARF children are required to have them for school. When you are shopping for back to school items, please consider picking up a few extra school supplies. The new school year in Guatemala begins in January, 2018.
- Pens – Black, Blue, or Red
- Erasers (not the ones that go on top of the pencils)
- Spiral notebooks of 70, 80, or 100 count
- 4 or 8 ounce containers of school glue
- Mini staplers
- 12 count colored pencils
- Black permanent markers
- Pencil holders (bag form with zipper)
- Rolls of masking tape
- Black whiteboard markers
- 8.5x11 Copy paper
- Office sized manila envelopes
- Packs of construction paper
- Lined paper
Serving at-Risk Families (SARF) raises money to send all of the children from each family in the program to school and provides their tuition, uniform, books, supplies, shoes, and backpack. By giving them a quality education, the opportunities for employment upon graduation increases dramatically.
This year’s Backpack Campaign needs to raise $15,000 for tuition, uniforms, shoes, school supplies and backpacks.
Gather your classmates, your school clubs, your friends and family and when you purchase a backpack for school, buy a second one to send to Guatemala. When you raise money this summer with jobs, yard sales, and lemonade stands, give 10% toward the education of our Guatemalan SARF children. When you have VBS at your church, consider raising money for education. Tell your Youth Leader to schedule a 24-Hours in Poverty event to help fund education. Let us know your ideas to raise $15,000!
For more information, please contact Chris Gohn at firstname.lastname@example.org.