Committee For The Poor Collection ~ School Supplies for St. Turbius School
Committee for the Poor Collecting School Supplies St. Turibius School is located in the heart of the garment district in downtown Los Angeles. It is a mission school of St. Joseph parish. One hundred percent of their students qualify for free and reduced price lunches which means they meet the School income eligibility guidelines. In essence, these families are living at or below the poverty line which is defined as $11,000 or less per each adult family member in the household. St. Turibius’ parents literally sacrifice everything they have to send their children to a Catholic school. These parents sometimes go without meals so their children are fed, clothed, housed and have a Catholic education. Although the School is lacking in financial resources, it is rich in spirit, faith and commitment to providing the best Catholic education possible to all of its students. This year until the end of August the Committee for the Poor would like to collect school supplies for the students and their teachers. In particular, we would like to collect crayons, markers , construction paper and bulletin board paper. Please order from the St Turibius “Wish List” on Amazon (where there are many other items as well) to ship directly to the school. If you would prefer, you may also drop off purchased items at SMT Parish Office and the Committee for the Poor will deliver them. In addition, the Committee for the Poor has offered to pay for the removal of the recently tagged graffiti from the front entrance of the school where the students enter everyday and which was quite disturbing and disheartening for the students and community. Many thanks for your generosity.
To Whom Much is Given, Much is Expected. ~Luke 12:48