School Supply Collection


Our annual collection of backpacks & school supplies for children experiencing poverty has begun. We will be collecting school supplies in the gathering space after Masses until August 18th. When you are purchasing school supplies for your children, please consider picking up a few extra items for our collection. Mothers & Children in Crisis is an organization that helps children whose mothers are seeking to overcome addiction & are learning to raise their children in a safe & supportive environment.


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Supply List

Glue sticks* (10 per child)
Tissues (3 boxes per child)*
Pencil-top erasers* (2 packs/child)
#2 Pencils* (non-mechanical, 2 boxes/child)
School clothing: girls’ sizes 6 - 14
School clothing: boys’ sizes 4-20
Composition book, marble cover
Spiral notebooks, 1 or 3 subject
Pocket folders (various colors)
Wide-ruled paper
Pencil bags or pouches
Colored pencils
Crayons (8, 16, 24 packs)
Scissors (child style)
Clorox wipes
8 or 16 GB thumb-drives
Large pink or white erasers
Sharpies or thin markers
Low odor dry erase markers
Gift cards or donations for McC to purchase supplies

*indicates items needed by every grade (higher quantity needed)

Volunteers from McC loading backpacks for Syracuse students in need.

Volunteers from McC with the overwhelming donation of backpacks and school supplies.


Bring the backpacks and items to Holy Cross Church. A collection bin will be available in the gathering area.