St. Francis often conducts collections of items needed by various organizations we support.
Below you will find information on the current opportunity to help others in need.
School Supplies Drive for Second Story (formerly Alternative House)
Founded in 1972, "Alternative House" grew from a small shelter for runaway teens to "Second Story," an organization serving thousands of people each year. In addition to its Emergency Shelter for Teens, Second Story runs several crucial programs for children and youth in Northern Virginia. Its after school programs provide a supportive, enriching environment to keep children and teens safe and out of gangs and improve their scholastic achievement. Other programs run by Second Story include the Homeless Youth Initiative, Assisting Young Mothers, a 24-Hour Hotline, and Family Resource Centers.
Second Story needs school supplies for the children and teens in their programs. We will collect supplies for Second Story from Sunday, August 6 through Sunday, September 3. Donations of any of the supplies listed below would be much appreciated, and backpacks are especially needed.
3-ring zip binders (Binder Padfolio)
Crayons & colored pencils
Monetary donations are also welcome. Please make your check out to St. Francis Church and write Second Story on the memo line. For more information, please contact Ginger Roll at firstname.lastname@example.org.