On Aug. 7, St. Paul UMC, Greenville, transformed their fellowship hall in the west end of Downtown Greenville into a marketplace of school supplies (sans price tags).
The supplies were gathered by St. Paul members, as well as collection sites at downtown restaurants and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
More than 300 students were served during the day. Each student was allowed to choose their own supplies based on grade-level needs and their own personal preferences. The students also enjoyed picking out four books to keep for their home library and receiving backpack buttons that proclaimed their true identity, “I am a child of God.”
Representatives from United Ministries and The Christian Learning Centers of Greenville County joined the St. Paul family for the event to share ways they can walk alongside families to help make this the best school year ever.