Hope Hero Shout Out!

Sacred Heart parishioners helped collect and distribute back-to-school supplies.

The average cost of school supplies in 2017 topped well over $100 per child and that doesn’t take into account back-­to-­school clothing shopping or computer hardware and software.

For families living in poverty, purchasing pencils, notebooks, tissues, hand sanitizer and the like can create a real financial hardship. It can often mean going without. Sometimes it comes down to making the choice between missing the required school supply or perhaps making those worn out, torn shoes stretch just a little bit further.

Thanks to the generosity of parishioners at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Shawnee, over 250 students, served through the Foster Grandparent program at Catholic Charities, don’t have to make that choice.

Over 250 donated backpacks were filled with school supplies specific to elementary and middle school student’s needs. In addition, bulk classroom supplies, including tissues, wipes, hand sanitizer and more were provided.

Thank you, Sacred Heart parishioners, for your kindness in helping those in need.