This July, COS is partnering with Epworth Children and Family Services to help students in the St. Louis community start a new school year off on the right foot. Between June 30 and July 31, we have the opportunity to help provide much-needed school supplies for children who have experienced abuse or neglect, so they can have a positive learning experience when they return to school this fall. The following supplies can be placed in the  collection bins in the church lobby:

Sturdy backpacks**

1 in. 3-ring binders


College rule notebooks

Scientific calculators**

Black pens

Wide rule notebooks


Paper towels

Composition books

Pencil cases/pouches



Folders – 2 pockets

Glue sticks

Index cards

Dry erase markers

Hand sanitizer

Wide rule paper


Antibacterial soap


3×3 Post its

Flash Drives**

Colored pencils

#2 Pencils

Box tissue


Safety scissors


Small staplers

*While all items are in high demand, those marked with an asterisk are in especially high need.

To learn more, contact Denise Spalding ( Please return supplies by July 31.