Good Samaritan method is gearing adult for 2016-17 propagandize supply drive

June 11, 2016 - School Supplies

School is out for summer, though a Good Samaritan Ministry during St. Luke a Evangelist Catholic Church is already gearing adult for a 2016-2017 propagandize year. The ministry’s annual propagandize supply program, that serves low-income students who attend eastern St. Tammany Public Schools, starts registration after this month, and a work is already beginning.

“This module grows in both need and sustenance any year,” pronounced Margaret Diaz, co-chair of a propagandize supply program, “and this year we are vehement to be means to accept 200 applications into a program.”

Margaret Diaz is graphic with a Yates family on propagandize supply placement day 2015. 

Applicants with accurate needs will any accept a trek stocked with all a reserve compulsory during their class level. Most of a children will be adopted by parishioners during St. Luke and St. Margaret Mary, who will squeeze a supplies. The remaining students will be sponsored by Good Sams and other private grants.

Program Co-chair Debbie VanArsdale believes that propagandize reserve are an easy approach to have a surpassing impact on students and to support teachers.

“Many of Good Sams’ clients are already struggling to feed and dress their children and are not means to make propagandize reserve a tip priority, and infrequently teachers assistance to fill those gaps,” she said.

At an normal cost of $45 per student, in 2015 Good Sams volunteers distributed $7,830 in reserve and donated 158 proffer hours to register, adopt, shop, and discharge backpacks and propagandize reserve to 174 propagandize children. In a past 3 years, they upheld 652 students with a three-year sum reaching over $29,000 in donated propagandize supplies.

Applications for a 2016-2017 propagandize year will be supposed in a Food Pantry behind a Family Life Center from 9 a.m. to noon on Jun 22, 25 and 29 and from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Jun 23 and 30.

Eligible students contingency be enrolled in a Slidell or Pearl River kindergarten by eighth class open propagandize module and have a accurate need, such as a low-income household, or have another special or puncture situation. Parishioners can start adopting students on Jul 9, and all reserve will be distributed on Aug. 1.

Volunteers are being sought for several module activities such as registration, adoption, selling and distribution. Donations of new, common reserve like crayons, lax root paper and book bags, as good as financial contributions, are acquire to assistance equivalent a cost for those students who are not adopted. These equipment can be brought to Good Sams’ bureau located in St Luke Church’s bureau building.

For some-more information on eligibility, to proffer or to adopt, greatfully hit Margaret Diaz or Debbie VanArsdale during a Good Sams bureau during 985.641.6421.

The Good Samaritan Ministry is a non-profit, non-denominational gift that serves a bad and those coping with emergencies in Slidell, Alton and Pearl River. The ministry’s goal is to yield evident assistance to those vital in apocalyptic resources and to offer as a joining apparatus to box government agencies aiding a poor. The Good Sams bureau is located during 910 Cross Gates Blvd. in Slidell.

Submitted by Sue Rotolo, Program Director of The Good Samaritan Ministry.

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