School supplies for 2018

The school year begins on June 4. Can you help provide school supplies for young people in our mission communities?

$365 of $350 goal

Update: Fully funded!

Raised by 9 people in 2 weeks

Last year we received a gift that allowed us to provide pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, and more supplies – not only for students here at St John of Shanghai parish in Santa Maria, but to children in several other communities.

This year we are thinking bigger: we hope to equip students in all five Orthodox communities surrounding Santa Maria to start the school year with all the supplies they need. School here is not free, and some parents struggle to pay for tuition. So your gift to send kids to school with everything they need will be a huge blessing to parents who struggle to send their children to school at all.

School supplies Last year: Students at St John’s in Santa Maria say “Thank you!” for school supplies!

Thanks to amazingly organized parents and helpers for budget details!
Budget, page 1Budget, page 2Budget, page 3Budget, page 4Budget, page 5

(Conversion: ₱50 = $1; ₱18500=$350.)

Will you help provide school supplies for students in the Philippines?

$365 of $350 goal

Update: Fully funded!

Raised by 9 people in 2 weeks

You may also make your gift by sending a check to: Saint John Orthodox Church, 283 Reata Road, Kennewick, WA 99338. Be sure to note on your check: Philippine Mission: School supplies. Your gift is tax-deductible.

School supplies in Arakan2017: Fr George distributing school supplies in Arakan
School supplies in Kiamba2017: School supplies donated in Kiamba.

Update: May 21 – Today at the mall in Digos City we bought school supplies for children in all five nearby Orthodox communities. This Sunday and next, after the Liturgy, we’ll distribute them, and we’ll post photos of students receiving the supplies they need for the coming school year. Thank you!

Buying supplies at the mall

Update: May 27 – School supplies received by grateful kids and families at neighboring parishes of St Thomas, Kinabalan, and Dormition, Banate!
Supplies at Kinabalan
See more at this Facebook post from Kinabalan!

Update: June 3 – Students here at St John of Shanghai say Thank you! School starts tomorrow and you’ve provided the supplies each one needs!
School supplies at St John's, 2018