School Supplies 2021

Trenton students head back to school – help us provide the supplies they need for success.

Every September the new school year brings excitement and lots of new goodies. This year students will be returning from virtual or hybrid learning during the pandemic to the more familiar routines of the schoolhouse. In any event, the supplies add up. In 2019 the average family spent over $200 per student, just too much for many families in our area.

We are joining with Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC), our partner church in Trenton, to provide 250 backpacks filled with essentials for local kids.  WPC will distribute the school supplies in partnership with Trenton Music Makers, the Apostalic Church, LALDEF, and Sprout University of the Arts.

Monetary donations can be made by check or online. Make checks out to Nassau Presbyterian Church, noting “School Supplies” in the memo line and drop in the collection plate or mail to the church office. Use the button below to donate online, choose “School Supplies” from the drop-down Funds box.

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Every gift helps better prepare children for the year ahead with needed school supplies and with the knowledge that the wider community is cheering them on. Thank you!

Donations will be accepted through Sunday, August 15.

Please bring new backpacks to worship on Sunday mornings and place them in the marked basket in the narthex.

To fill the backpacks, we have found that monetary donations go the farthest so that Nassau can purchase grade-specific school supply packs in bulk. Thank you for giving as you are able to help make sure students in Trenton are better prepared for the academic year ahead.

Sample school supply bundles:

  • Elementary Pack, $24
    (includes 4 wide rule spirals, 2 paper folders, 1 pink eraser, 1 scissor, 1 ruler, 2 glue sticks, 1 liquid glue, 1 pack of Crayola markers, 1 pack of Crayola crayons, 1 pencil box, 8 #2 pencils)
  • Middle School Pack, $32
    (includes 20 #2 pencils, 1 large glue sticks, 10 washable markers, 12 colored pencils, pencil sharpener, 24 crayons,  3 pens, 2 large pink erasers, 1 70-sheet spiral wide ruled notebook, 1 wide ruled composition notebook, 4 2-pocket folders, scissors, ruler, 2 dry erase markers, 1 yellow highlighter)
  • High School Pack, $45
    (includes 2 3-ring binders, filler paper, 6 pocket folders, 4 1-subject notebooks, 2 composition books, 12 blue pens, 12 black pens, 3 mechanical pencils with erasers, 12 colored pencils, index cards, 3-ring pencil pouch, pencil sharpener)

Once we fill 250 backpacks, additional funds will purchase art supplies for Hedgepeth/Williams Middle School for the Arts.


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