Courtesy of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lionville, Pa.
On a Sunday afternoon in October 2018, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lionville, Pa., assembled 599 School Kits for children around the world. The effort, which was six months in the making, involved church members from age 5 to 89! Here’s how they did it, and how you can too!
Prep time: 6 months
Hands-on time: 2 hours
- Social Ministry Committee: To organize volunteers.
- Congregation members, ages 5 and up: To purchase items and assemble kits!
- Local Boy Scout unit: To pack the kits in shipping boxes.
- Thrivent Financial: To help provide financial support for purchasing School Kit items.
- Church’s quilting group: To provide fabric for making backpacks and sewing backpacks.
- Fellowship hall and tables for assembly
- School kit items (backpacks, notebooks, rulers, pencil sharpeners, scissors, pens, crayons, erasers, shipping boxes)