Committee for the Poor ~ Collecting School Supplies

Committee for the Poor 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. 

For the next four weeks until September 15th, the Committee for the Poor will be collecting school supplies, in particular, the following are especially needed:  

  • Single-subject notebooks
  • College-ruled lined paper
  • Wide-ruled lined paper
  • Kinder writing paper
  • Individual Student whiteboards
  • Copy paper
  • Index cards
  • Post-its
  • Pencils
  • Mechanical  pencils .07
  • Pencil lead
  • Glue sticks
  • Kleenex
  • Clorox wipes
  • Books - Class sets (30): - Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan - Wonder by R.J. Palacio - The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros - The Giver by Lois Lowry - A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

Lastly, St Turibius received a grant from the Archdiocese that will be providing them with 140 ipads to support student learning (they used to only have 30 for the whole school)! The grant asks that they purchase ipad covers for each device in order to ensure the devices are well protected and last several years. They would greatly appreciate the support in helping them purchase the needed covers for the devices they will be receiving. Click below for two models they are looking into for the primary and intermediate grades:

Primary (Quantity: 60/Black) 
Intermediate (Quantity: 80/Black)  

In advance, thank you so much for your generosity in helping this deserving school.   “To Whom Much is Given, much is expected.”  Luke 12:48

Rhiannon Jensen