Calvary’s annual Backpack and School Supply drive benefits children at nearby Madison School in Lombard, who may struggle to provide needed supplies. Calvarians always step up to ensure that our neighborhood’s children are equipped for learning at the beginning of the school year. The highest needs are for backpacks, plastic two pocket folders, spiral notebooks, crayons, colored pencils, markers and glue sticks. There is also a need for earbuds. All the kids are supposed to have a set of their own for use with the school computers and iPads. We would like to take as many supplies as we can BEFORE school starts so they have them in advance of "Meet the Teacher Day." They like to have supplies for the kids that need them so that they have things on their desks when the other children receive the parent ordered schools supply kits. Please try to have items brought to church by August 13th so can make a donation before school starts but we will continue to collect until our Backpack Blessing August 20th.