School Backpacks

…..an inclusive community, sharing the love of God in Christ


Backpack-6It is hard to think about the coming school year when we are just starting to enjoy our summers! To make sure that all the children in our community are ready for school and have what they need to learn, Holy Family Episcopal Church is partnering with Abundant Grace Coastside Worker, Coastside HOPE, and other community groups to working together to collect school supplies and fill backpacks for local children who cannot afford them.

Last year we provided almost 400 children with backpacks. We expect a similar number or more this year.   Please join us and pass this information on to other friends or coworkers whom you think would be interested in supporting our Coastside children.

Below are some ways to help:

1) First and foremost we need funds to buy backpacks and supplies
If you would like to donate money, please either click on the link below to donate via Paypal


Or send checks to:
Holy Family Episcopal Church
1590 S. Cabrillo Hwy
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Please indicate “BACKPACKS” on the memo line. Holy Family manages the money for the school backpack drive,  100% of the funds donated goes directly to this program to buy backpacks and school supplies.

2) You can donate supplies. We have collection barrels at Holy Family Episcopal Church.  Abundant Grace Coastside Worker at 160 Kelly Ave is also a collection point.  For a list of supplies we need and other information click here to download our flyer detailing this year’s campaign.

3) We also need help to set up for the distribution late Friday Afternoon August 10th. We will meet at 4PM at Holy Family to help move supplies to the Methodist Church social hall and get things set up for Saturday.  If you want to help on Friday please email backpacks@holyfamilyhmb.org with your contact details, so we know you are coming.  Depending on the number of volunteers we expect this to take two to three hours.Backpack-4

3) Finally we need help Stuffing the backpacks on Saturday Morning the 11th of August. We will gather at the Methodist Church social hall at 9AM to stuff the backpacks, which should take about an hour.  We distribute the backpacks at 10:30AM that same day. If you would like to help on Saturday please email backpacks@holyfamilyhmb.org with your contact details, so we know you are coming.

If you’d like to help in other ways or have questions  Please email backpacks@holyfamilyhmb.org  and we will get in touch with you.