St. Thomas More has plenty of donated school supplies and is now in need of backpacks. 

St. Thomas More holds Back-to-School Drive for Seton Cente

St. Thomas More’s annual Back-to-School Drive for Seton Center is underway. The church is collecting new school supplies for over 500 K-12th grade children. The drive ends July 28. 

In almost 30 days, STM has collected enough supplies for the children, but are short on back packs, according to Katie Roccuglia, an organizer for the drive. They currently have 150. They are asking for new backpacks, especially for high school age boys.

Other requests include: spiral notebooks (wide or college rule), loose leaf paper (wide or college rule), composition notebooks (journals-wide or college rule), graph paper, 3-ring binders, pocket folders, #2 pencils, (large, pink) erasers, pens (blue, black, red), colored pencils, 24-count crayons, highlighters, pencil boxes/pouches, rulers, glue and glue sticks, 3×5 index cards, protractors, scissors (pointed or blunt), socks, underwear, t-shirts, and new or gently-used uniform clothes. 

Monetary donations are also appreciated and will be used to buy the listed items. 

Seton Center is a 50-year-old social services organization located in Kansas City’s urban core. The Center provides dental services, a food pantry, rent and utility assistance, a thrift store and services for neighbors in need. 

Organizers ask that you bring donated items to the school entrance (the church is closed for remodeling) or the Parish office, 11822 Holmes Rd.  For more information, call Mary Kate Beck, 816-304-1125; Rachel Kemper, 913- 707-3207; or Katie Raccuglia, 816-305-6015.

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