The Shared Community Mission Group (12 Churches in Watertown committed to outreach assistance for children and families) will again distribute free school supplies this year. These free school supplies will be handed out in the parking lot of St. Henry Parish Center, 300 East Cady Street, on Tuesday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
Every family must pre-register and receive an appointment time to pick up school supplies. This year , they are again doing a touchless drive-thru distribution where grade-level specific bags of school supplies for each school-aged child will be distributed. Children will then be able to select a new backpack, one extra item of their choice from the favorite ‘Hodge Podge’ table and a book from the “Books to Grow On” program sponsored by Christ United Methodist church.
August 2-Aug 13 families are able to complete a register form in person at the following churches:
- Christ United Methodist Church
- Ebenezer and Watertown Moravian Church
- St. Bernard and St. Henry Catholic Churches
- First Congregational-UCC
- First Baptist Church
- River City Church
- River Valley Alliance Church
- Good Shepherd Lutheran
- Immanuel Lutheran Church
- St Paul’s Episcopal Church
The Shared Community Mission Group is accepting financial donations and school supplies. In partnership with local businesses, SOS Collection boxes will be located at the following locations: Bradow Jewelers, Breslows Family Market, Piggly Wiggly of Watertown, and Pick ‘n Save.