Strong Kids, Strong City will collect school supplies and monetary donations from July 1 through August 6.
- 24 count crayons
- Container of Lysol or Clorox wipes
- Pink Pearl erasers
- Elmer’s Glue Sticks
- Large boxes of tissues
- #2 pencils with erasers (sharpened and yellow only please)
- 4 x 6 post-it notes (any color)
- 3 x 5 index cards
- Black regular dry erase markers
- Black fine point dry erase markers
- Box of large ziplocs
- Box of sandwich sized ziplocs
- Standard set of watercolor paints
- Pair of headphones or earbuds
- 1 inch three-ring flexible binder
Drop-off during the week can be done at the church office, located at 1007 Winthrop Ave. from Monday through Thursday from 9am until 12 noon and 1pm until 4pm.
Drop-off is available on Sundays at the church located at 1015 Winthrop Ave. from 9am until 11 am.
Here’s a little information on why West Pres Joliet is supporting Strong Kids, Strong City:
Local elementary students at Pershing fill the classrooms with unique personalities and stories every day. A majority of the students are part of bilingual families and backgrounds, primarily Spanish-speaking homes. Pershing Elementary is a Title 1 school. Title 1 schools receive funds and financial assistance because our students come from low-income households. While 100% of the students receive free breakfast and lunch, the school does not get the funding to provide students with meaningful curriculum and supplies to enrich their learning. Despite this, students come to school and work their hardest everyday to learn and grow and enjoy hands-on learning experiences that help them understand concepts and ideas in math, science, literacy, and social studies. It is our firm belief that every child deserves a fair and equal education, but that is not always the case. Strong Kids, Strong City is working to provide all the necessary supplies needed to the students in order for them to participate in an engaging and rigorous school day.