Caring For Our Students | Supporting Our Teachers | Helping Our Schools

School supplies

For the past two years, Journey has provided classroom supplies to JCC teachers and JCC partner schools (San Miguel Elementary, La Mesa Middle School, Bancroft Elementary, Monte Vista High School).


School Supplies
91 percent of teachers buy basic school supplies for their

2 in 3 teachers (67%) purchase food or snacks to satisfy the basic nutritional needs of their students — even ones who are already enrolled in their schools’ free or reduced-price meal program.

1 in 3 teachers purchase clothing for children, including jackets, hats and gloves (30%) or shoes and shoelaces (15%).

Personal Care
18 percent of teachers purchase personal care items, such as toothbrushes and sanitary products.

Hygiene Products
Nearly 1 in 3 teachers (29%) purchase items such as toilet paper and soap that their school cannot provide enough of due to budget cuts.

Field Trips
More than half of all teachers have paid the costs of field trips
for students who couldn’t afford to participate otherwise.

Alarm Clocks
Several teachers reported purchasing alarm clocks for students. Due to work schedules or family circumstances, guardians were unable to wake their children for school, which led to absences and academic under-performance.


Download a printer friendly Shopping List.

Please consider helping out by purchasing one/some/all of the following. Deposit donations in bins located in the lobby of Worship Center, Journey Java and in front of the Church Office. Donations accepted through August 10.

o    Kleenex
o    Dry erase pens
o    Xerox paper
o    Colored pencils
o    Glue Sticks
o    Black felt pens (thin tip)
o    College Ruled Spiral Notebooks
o    Mr. Sketch pens
o    Post-Its
o    EXPO white board markers
o    Crayola Crayons and markers
o    Construction Paper – 12×18 and 8×10
o    Ball Point Pens (Black and Red)
o    Ticonderoga Pencils #2
(We go through 50 dozen every two weeks)
o    Highlighters
o    Lined paper – college ruled and wide spacing
o    Pocket Folders
o    Sentence Strips
o    Backpacks

Would you like to help with the preparation and delivery of these gifts to the teachers? It’s a wonderful experience! Contact Dave Merk.