Back to School Backpacks

/Back to School Backpacks
Back to School Backpacks 2015-06-26T14:19:46+00:00

Back To School!
Each August, many struggling parents and children come to Union Mission to receive backpacks, school supplies and socks for the new school year. They walk away with more than just a backpack or a pair of socks. They walk away knowing we care.

This year, the backpack (stuffed with school supplies) and sock distribution will be held August 3rd – 5th through our Family Services Department. Our goal is to distribute 400 backpacks and 1,000 pairs of new socks to needy children throughout the area. New socks go a long way to provide comfort for the children. These socks can be for boys or girls, any style, pattern or color.

Union Mission is looking for area groups and individuals to partner with us in our Backpack Blitz and Sock Drive for local needy children entering kindergarten through 12th grade. If you would like to donate individually or get a group involved, please contact Lana McVey at 304.925.0366 ext. 142 or at Your donation of supplies or cash helps hundreds of children be prepared for the new school year.
The following items, as well as many others, are typically needed during our backpack drive.

School Supply List:
– Backpacks – Rulers
– Pencil Box – Pencil sharpeners
– Crayons – Highlight Pens
– Colored Pencils – Whiteout
– Washable Markers – Erasers
– Glue Sticks – Spiral notebooks
– Scissors
– White School Glue
– Ink Pens (Blue, Black and Red)
– Pocket Folders (3 prong)
– Notebook paper (wide and college ruled)