Donate School Supplies for Sylvia’s Place

School Supplies

This year on Women’s Service Day, our donation drive recipient is Sylvia’s Place, a refuge for those fleeing domestic violence. Many times when children come to the safe house they end up switching schools and have no supplies upon arrival. For Sylvia’s Place, “back to school” is year-round.

We would love to stock them up at our event this year. Even if you can’t volunteer, we encourage you to collect supplies for Sylvia’s Place for drop-off at Hope Church on August 14!

Following is a list of school supplies that this organization could use, in priority order.

  • Spiral notebooks
  • Backpacks
  • Two-pocket folders
  • Copy paper (for printed homework)
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Ink pens
  • Erasers
  • Pencil-top erasers
  • Glue sticks
  • Binders
  • Hand-held pencil sharpeners
  • Rulers
  • Calculators
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers

Many of these items will likely be on sale soon for traditional back-to-school season. Let’s help families in need keep their kids in school by donating to Sylvia’s Place.


Women’s Service Day Celebrates Volunteerism

Women’s Service Day is celebrating National Volunteer Month in April through a series of memes. Perhaps you’ve seen these graphic images circulating on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter? They’re intended to honor the countless volunteers who give their time and talent to our community each year. They’re also meant to encourage people to volunteer for ongoing opportunities or one day service events, like Women’s Service Day.

Feel free to share these images for your personal use. However, they are not to be changed or altered in any way shape or form without our consent. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Volunteers are paid in six figures... S-M-I-L-E-S - Gayla LeMaire

The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers. - Terri Guillemets

An essential part of a happy, healthy life is being of service to others. - Susan Patton Thoele

I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do. - Helen Keller Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. - Elizabeth Andrew What we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. - Mother Teresa Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world. - Elaine S. Dalton Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless. - Sherry Anderson Love and kindness are never wasted. - Barbara DeAngelis Action is the antidote to despair. - Joan Baez Each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint... Discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others... Allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. - Oprah Winfrey