Although we don't know whether schools will be open "in person" in September, the Outreach Committee will conduct its annual collection of school supplies this month, as our young people will still need those supplies regardless of where school is held.

As in the past, donated school supplies will be distributed through Youth Mentoring Services to benefit children in eastern Niagara County, especially in the outlying areas.  The Director of Youth Mentoring Services advises that the need for supplies increased 22% last year.  We expect the need will be even greater this year.

The collection of school supplies will take place in a "new normal" way this year on Saturday, July 18th from 10 am until noon by curbside dropoff at Christ Church.  Please enter into the driveway circle near the Cloister and a volunteer will retrieve your donation from your vehicle.

Any supplies received later in the summer will be distributed to the students in need in the Lockport City Schools.

Needed for Little Kids to Teens:

Backpacks (17" or 18")

Notebooks (Spiral)

3-Ring Binders (1")


Composition Notebooks

Notebook (Filler) Paper


Pocket Folders




EMPTY BLESSINGS BOXES:  Lately the Blessing Boxes in the parking lot behind Emmanuel United Methodist Church at East Ave. & Washburn Sts. in Lockport have been empty a lot.  If you can occasionally leave some non-perishable food or water you will be helping feed the hungry in Lockport.  Just drive up, leave your food and drive away.  Thank You!!!!