2021 Summer Mission Project:

School Supplies

The Mission Committee is pleased to announce our 2021 Summer Mission Project!  We will be collecting school supplies for the People’s Resource Center. Their summer goal is to gather enough supplies to provide 1,000 needy students a backpack filled with all the school supplies they’ll need when the next school term resumes in the fall.

We’re very excited PCWS can help with this all-important drive! We’ve all learned about the devastating impact of the pandemic on education over the past terms.  PCWS will be helping provide brand-new supplies to students in need.  When school starts anew in the fall, these students will be well equipped for re-entering the classroom! 

PCWS will be collecting the following new school supply items through Friday, July 30th:

 

2-pocket folders Backpacks
Colored Pencils Compass
Erasers Glue (like Elmer’s)
Glue Sticks Headphones/earbuds
Highlighters Index Cards
Kids scissors Kids Markers
Loose-leaf paper (wide & college ruled) Pencils
Pens (black, blue, and red) Protractors
Rulers Scientific Calculators
Spiral notebooks (wide & college ruled) Sticky note pads

 

Click here for a flyer to print!

Please do not donate items that are not on the list or donate items that are not brand new.   Remember the excitement and anticipation of getting supplies for the new school term when you were growing up? We ask you to share that excitement with these students.  Help create a feeling of support for students in need when they start a new school term fortified with brand new school supplies!

Want to order online?  People’s Resource Center has created a shopping list at Target or Walmart. Each has the listed items select and indicate the quantity desired. 

The good news is at both Target and Walmart, you may select the “pick up” option. The shopper can pick up items at the respective store and drop them off at PCWS.  Under the “delivery or ship” option for both sites, items may be shipped directly to the PRC office in Wheaton, OR the shopper may ship items to their home and then drop them off at PCWS.  

We will collect these new school items until Friday, July 30th. Please bring them to PCWS at any time and place them inside the lockers outside the office doors.  Watch for more about this project and People’s Resource Center!

 

2020 Summer Mission Project:
Bernie’s Book Bank

Our congregation’s 2020 Summer Mission project supported Bernie’s Book Bank.  We started our book drive during the “stay-in-place” protocol, asking folks to check around their homes for gently used books that would be appropriate for children from birth through the 6th-grade reading level. The books could be fiction, non-fiction, chapter books, picture books, and everything in between. Bernie’s doesn’t accept textbooks, dictionaries, coloring books, or religious books. 

PCWS set an initial goal of 2,184 books! We quickly surpassed that goal, so we doubled it to 4,368 books!  We achieved our second goal and more!! Through the combined efforts of our congregation, members of the community, and monetary donations as of September 10th, 2020, we achieved an amazing 10,351 books for Bernie’s Book Bank. We provided new and gently used fiction and non-fiction books, chapter books, picture books, and everything in between during the summer of 2020!

THANK YOU to everyone who helped spread the word, contributed books, collected books from friends & neighbors, and donated money!

 

2019 Summer Mission Project:

Let’s Make A House a Home

During the summer of 2019, in partnership with Facing Forward to End Homelessness, we designed a “Welcome Home Basket” for the clients of Facing Forward and challenged our congregation to collect and donate specific household items throughout the summer as part of a project we dubbed “Let’s Make a House a Home.”  The list of items in each basket ran the gamut from toothpaste to laundry detergent to dish towels to toilet paper—all of the essentials you’d need for your first day in a new home.   We’re happy to say that, together, we were able to fill 50 baskets!  We have another project in the works for Summer 2020 – check back for details soon!