Several Finger Lakes parishes are collecting school supplies during the month of August.
St. John’s Parish in Clyde and St. Patrick’s Parish in Savannah are holding Project Imagine 2005, which is about imagining what children can accomplish with faith and the right tools. The parishes welcome donations of pens, wooden pencils, markers, crayons, notebook paper, pocket folders, book bags and spiral notebooks. There are boxes at the entrances of both churches to collect donations.
The Roman Catholic Community of Geneva is collecting school supplies to benefit students at St. Francis/St. Stephen’s School and Geneva’s grammar schools. Parishioners are asked to start buying extra school supplies while they are out shopping this month. The parishes will accept donations of scissors, calculators and glue sticks in addition to the items listed above. Supplies may be left in the boxes by the St. Joseph altars at St. Francis and St. Stephen’s parishes.
The Justice and Charity Committee at St. Patrick’s Parish in Victor is collecting school supplies to benefit the Victor/Farmington Food Cupboard and Geneva’s migrant ministry. Used calculators will also be accepted, and all donations may be left in the boxes by the church doors.