Help provide Coastside kids with backpacks filled with school supplies


By on Fri, August 13, 2010

Summer is drawing to a close, and school is just around the corner.

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, Community United Methodist Church, Coastside Jewish Community, Coastside Lutheran Church,  AAUW,  St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Pacifica, Catholic Workers, and other community groups are working together to collect school supplies and fill backpacks for local children who can not afford them.

Working together, we distributed 370 backpacks to local children last year. We are hoping to distribute more backpacks this year, and we need your help. Here are some ways to help:

If you’d like to fill backpacks with supplies, please come to the Methodist Church on Saturday, August 14th at 8:30am. Distribution of backpacks will take place at 12:30pm that afternoon.

If you’d like to donate supplies, please drop them off at the office of the Methodist Church at 777 Miramontes Ave., from 10am-4pm this week, or 8:30am-12:30pm Saturday. Backpacks for K-5th are urgently needed as well as college and wide-ruled paper, colored markers, colored pencils, dividers, and binders.

The Backpack Project is low on funding this year.  If you would like to donate, please follow this link, and click on the yellow “Donate” button:

Donations to the Backpack Project are tax-deductible.

If you prefer to send a check, please indicate “BACKPACKS” on the memo line, and send to

Holy Family Episcopal Church
1590 Cabrillo Hwy S
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Thank you for your time and please join us in this worthy cause in whatever way you can.

Jennifer Brey and Dan Blick