School Supplies Drive


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

Journey Loves Its Teachers!

This includes the many teachers who are connected with Journey as well as those who teach at one of Journey’s four partner schools – San Miguel Elementary School (Lemon Grove); Bancroft Elementary School (Spring Valley); La Mesa Arts Academy; and Monte Vista High School.

Did you know that:

  • 91% of teachers buy basic school supplies for their students;
  • 2 of 3 teachers (67%) purchase food or snacks to satisfy the basic nutritional needs of their students — even ones who already are 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 shoe laces (15%)

One of the most useful ways that we can help is by supplying the schools with teacher supplies. We will be collecting school supplies in cardboard drums placed at the Worship Center, Journey Java, Thrift Store and Church Office. Or, shop online using our AmazonSmile Charity List! Last day to donate is Wednesday, July 31. Thank you for your help in loving our teachers!


o    Backpacks
o    Ball Point Pens (Black, Red and Blue)
o    Black felt pens (thin tip)
o    Colored pencils
o    Construction Paper – 12×18” and 8×10”
o    Copy Paper
o    Crayola Crayons and markers
o    Dry erase pens
o    EXPO White Board Markers
o    Glue Sticks
o    Highlighters
o    Kleenex
o    Lined Paper – College Rule and Wide Spaced
o    Mr. Sketch pens
o    Pocket Folders
o    Post-Its
o    Sentence Strips
o    Spiral Notebooks – College Ruled
o    Ticonderoga Pencils #2 (The Best!)

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