Back to School for Refugee Families

By Kelly Costello

Monday, July 24

Refugee families are often forced to leave everything behind when they flee their home countries. In the expensive Bay Area market, this means families with children are left struggling to provide their children with what they need for school. Help give them the new start they deserve through our School Supply Drive this August.  

We are collecting school supplies every Sunday in August by the St. Francis statue near the entrance of the cathedral. We will hold a special Blessing of the Backpacks before sending off all the supplies on Sunday, August 27. Supplies can also be ordered online and shipped to Grace Cathedral, attn: Rev. Canon Nina Pickerrell.

Questions? Email our outreach team.

Supplies Needed

  • Backpacks
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Three-hole binder paper
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Project/report binders
  • Calculators
  • Colored pencils
  • Tape
  • Small Paper clips
  • Black Sharpie pens
  • 3×5 note cards
  • Glue sticks

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