COMMUNITY CHURCH
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
An Ecumenical and Inclusive Fellowship of the United Methodist Church

Back to School

 Back to School

The Back-To-School Program was organized to provide school supplies to needy families who cannot afford the expense of these required supplies. Names of those families are provided by G.O.L.D. (Giving Others Lives Dignity) a part of The Worcester County Department of Social Services. These names are screened for eligibility to avoid duplication from other charitable organizations. A list of required supplies are provided by each school. Names are assigned to volunteers, accompanied by these lists, who do the actual shopping. They are then reimbursed for their expenses or they can absorb the expense by adopting the student. We also supply the students with clothing, pants, shirt and sneakers, for their first day in school. Since we are the only organization that provides clothing G.O.L.D. gives us the neediest families. The Church collects a Mission Offering on the last Sunday of each month and one month is devoted to reimbursing these expenses.