As you gear up for summer vacation, Mennonite Central Committee is gearing up for a school supplies drive in September… and they would like our help! School supplies are super cheap at the beginning of the school year, so September is a great time for MCC to gather the supplies they need. For the month of September, they are organizing a drive to collect school supplies and we want Westheights to be a part of it!

School kits are MCC’s most-requested item. Notebooks and pencils become treasures to families who struggle to afford basic school supplies. School kits are also given to refugee and displaced children, helping students and teachers add some normalcy to disrupted lives. They are frequently requested after natural disasters. MCC sends school kits to places including Iraq, Nicaragua, North Korea and to poorly funded schools in Canada and the United States.

As students of all ages get excited about going back to school next September, they will be purchasing a ton of school supplies. Consider picking up a few extra items to share through MCC. Check below for what makes up a complete school kit, but feel free to donate any number of whichever item(s) you like!

Check back as we get closer to the fall for more details. Children (Preschool – Grade 5) and students (Grades 6 – 12) at Westheights will be working together to collect as many school supplies as possible. As a community we can make a BIG impact!

Click here to be directed to Mennonite Central Committee Ontario’s webpage to find out more about the amazing work they are doing worldwide.

What they want!

School kit supplies

  • 4 spiral or perforated notebooks (about 21.5cm x 27cm / 8.5in x 10.5in and 140 pages)
  • 4 unsharpened pencils
  • 1 ruler (flat, flexible plastic; indicating both 30cm and 12in)
  • 12 colored pencils (in packaging)
  • 1 large pencil eraser

(NEW items only, please)