For many years, our church has generously supported the annual SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE of INTERFAITH WORKS by donating NEW backpacks, paper, pencils, pencil holders, binders, and similar items to families who struggle to pay for their basic needs and for whom buying these supplies is difficult. INTERFAITH WORKS distributes these items to children who will come to “shop” for supplies at its clothing center on Fridays in August and early September. The Mission Committee invites you, as you shop at the store or online, to add school supplies for donation to this Drive. We will collect your donations on Sundays in August in a bin located in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Emily will bless these donated items as well as the backpacks of our children at our worship service on September 2, just before public school resumes. Cash donations or checks payable to Interfaith Works, clearly designated for the School Supplies Drive, may also be left in the collection plate, or sent directly to Interfaith Works,114 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850, or you can donate on line through the agency’s website: http://www.iworksmc.org/2018schoolsuppliesdrive.