Crown Point Crown Point Central School students will get boost from a local church when they return to class in September.
Second Blessing thrift shop, operated by the First Congregational Church of Crown Point, is collecting school supplies for local children. The shop, located at the intersection of Creek Road and Rt. 9N, is staffed by volunteers.
“The friends of the Second Blessings thrift shop want to help our community children get ready for school,” said Pastor David Hirtle of the church. “Beginning immediately, Second Blessings will receive necessary school items for local children.
“Realizing that there are many families in our community who are unable to purchase items necessary for their children to begin school, Second Blessings will accept donations during the next three weeks,” he said.
Second Blessings thrift shop, located in the Hammond Chapel, is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Items needed are 12- and 24-boxes of crayons, glue sticks, pocket folders, small drinking cups, tissues, standard plastic pencil boxes, No. 2 pencils, boxes of assorted color pencils, pencil cap erasers, loose leaf paper, composition notebooks, highlighters, gallon-size zip-lock bags and book bags large enough for books, sneakers and extra clothing.
All the items donated items will be given to Crown Point Central School for distribution to children who need them.
“Theses items are considered essential for school years start-up,” Hirtle said. “Please, if you can find it in your hearts to help a child get a positive start for the school year, bring your donations to Second Blessings on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during the next few weeks.”
Second Blessings is a donation-based, non-profit ministry. There is no paid staff, just folks like you who want to do the right thing for our.
For more information call Hirtle at 597-3398.