Sponsor-A-Student Backpack Program 2023

Once again, our local social services agency, Faith in Action, is appealing to the generosity of our congregation to help make their annual Sponsor-A-Student Backpack program a success. Each year over 100 Chelsea/ Dexter students are helped with school supplies and backpacks. St. Paul is one of many participating groups who help these local children, and this year we will be providing necessary supplies for 3 students.

The posters are located on a table in the narthex. Please choose the items you would like to contribute, take the post-it notes, and sign your name. When your shopping is complete return the items to the appropriate box. If you choose to donate the $40 check, please make it out to Faith-in Action and drop it off in the church office. All items must be brought in by Sunday August 13, so we can get them packed up and delivered to FIA. Thank you for your support of this wonderful community program!

Last day to drop off all items is August 13, 2023. 

Our coordinator for backpack program is Kay LeFurge and Joyce Wasilewski.


Supply List

Student # 5B

Grade: 9th grade

Gender: Male

Backpack reference: Green

  • 1 Package of ruled Loose Notebook Paper-Collage Ruled
  • Pencils-regular/mechanical
  • Erasers
  • Pens
  • Earbuds
  • 3 Folders
  • 3 Spiral notebooks
  • 2 Three Ring Binders-1.5 or 2 inches
  • Backpack-Green
  • $40 Target Gift Card or Check made out to Faith In Action.


Student #6A

Grade: 4th Grade

Gender: Male

Backpack Preference: Iron Man/Red

  • Earbuds/headphones for personal iPad use – to be kept at school
  • 4–spiral notebooks (wide rule)
  • 12 to 24 No. 2 pencils
  • 1-Pencil Pouch
  • 2-Checking pens (blue or red preferred)
  • 3X3 Post-it Notes.
  • Glue Sticks
  • 1 highlighter
  • 24 Count Colored Pencils
  • Child Scissors
  • Backpack-Iron Man/Red
  • $40 Target Gift Card or Check made out to Faith in Action.


Student # 6B

Grade: Kindergarten

Gender: Male

Backpack Preference: Blue/Spiderman/The Hulk

  • 1-backpack: Blue/Spiderman/The Hulk
  • 1-Over the ear Headphones
  • 2 boxes of Crayola thick markers (10 count)
  • 2 boxes 24 count Crayola crayons
  • 1 supply box
  • 1 package Ticonderoga pencils
  • 1 pair blunt tip scissors
  • 4 large Elmer’s glue sticks
  • $40 Target Gift Card or Check made out to Faith in Action.