May Drive of the Month
School Supplies for Swawou Primary School in Kenema, Sierra Leone
St. John’s has twice funded the Swawou Primary School in Kenema, Sierra Leone as part of the annual MDG efforts (the 2013 and 2015 Palm Sunday Gifts for Life Fair). Because of this connection to the school, 6 parishioners will travel to Sierra Leone in June to work at the Swawou Primary School. The group will assist teachers in the classroom, assist with the student-run garden and assist with the construction of a perimeter wall. For the May Drive of the Month, the Missions Committee will be collecting school supplies that include:
- Markers and highlighters
- Notebook paper
- Children's books and coloring books
There will also be a collection for used clothing (not winter) especially elementary schoolgirl clothes in addition to old shoes, tennis shoes, hats, flip flops and t-shirts. School items and clothing can be left in the labeled bins in Shears Hall throughout the month.
Questions can be directed to Jim Isler through the Parish Office, 703-356-4902.