Saturday, July 29, 2017

Jim and Annabelle Robinson (pictured right) have led this great community ministry since it began in 1996. Over the past 20+ years thousands of children in Wilson County have been given free, basic, necessary supplies and clothing for the new school year through the annual College Hills School Store. We appreciate everyone who will volunteer, pray, and donate (time, money, supplies & clothing)
to make the 2017 School Store possible. 


GUEST INFORMATION:
•  Event location - 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon.
•  The CHCC Parking Lot will open at 6:00 AM.
•  School Store will be open from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM.
•  School supplies and clothing items are available on a first come, first served basis.

CHCC VOLUNTEER INFORMATION:
• Tuesday, July 25, 6:00 PM - Packing Party in the Auditorium

NEW FOR 2017:  In the past, this evening has been for volunteers of all ages, this year we want the kids to be the ones doing the serving! This year the packing party will be only for the kids. Kids of any age are welcome to come, all we ask is that if your child is under 1st grade that you stay with them and help them with whatever job they will be doing. If your child is in 1st grade or higher you will not need to stay with them. On the day of the School Store there are not many jobs that kids are able to do, so by allowing them to take over the packing party we are creating a space for them to serve their community along with the rest of the church.


• Thursday, July 27, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM - Prep/Set-up

• Saturday, July 29, SCHOOL STORE and Clothing Give-Away
  (Volunteers please use the east drive near Winfree Bryant Middle School. Park in Lot C and enter by the Children’s Wing entrance to get your name tag.)
      5:30 AM - parking/security team & line workers arrive
      6:00 AM - parking lot opens to welcome guests
      7:15 AM - all other workers arrive at CHCC
      8:00 AM - doors open and welcome guests!
    11:00 AM - clean up

________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Annual School Store and Clothing Giveaway is a much anticipated event at College Hills.  Over the years thousands of children in our community have been given free basic, necessary supplies and clothing for the new school year.  Low income families always have a struggle, but higher grocery and housing costs will make this year even harder.  There are MANY ways each of us can be a part of the 2017 School Store and assure that all children in Lebanon will begin school with the needed supplies ... through our prayers, time, supplies, money, and other resources.  It's never too early to start gathering and planning for School Store!

Guest Information... On Saturday the parking lot will open at 6:00 AM. Doors will be open 8:00-11:00 AM. Please use the guest entrance on the West side of the College Hills church building  (closest to South Hartmann)

Students (Pre-K through 8th grade) from the following area schools are invited to join us for the annual School Store to receive free school supplies and back to school clothes:

Byars Dowdy Elementary

Sam Houston Elementary

Watertown Elementary

Carroll Oakland Elementary

Southside Elementary

Watertown Middle

Castle Heights Upper Elementary

Tuckers Crossroads

Winfree Bryant Middle

Coles Ferry Elementary

 Walter J. Baird Middle

  

 

Child and Parent or Guardian must both attend!  Free supplies include backpack, spiral notebooks, pencils, paper, crayons, glue, 1st & 2nd grade tablets, 3 ring binders, folders, and scissors.  All items are first come, first served.

School Supplies ... Beginning in June, you will notice trees with paper apples attached to them around the College Hills building.  Each apple lists school supplies that will be needed for our School Store.  Please "pick an apple", purchase the listed supplies, and bring the items to the School Store box in the College Hills church foyer.  Cash donations can be given to Jim & Annabelle Robinson (leaders of the School Store Ministry), or the church office staff.  They will use the funds to purchase supplies in bulk quantities.  

Specific School Supply Needs include: erasers, rulers, coloring pencils, construction paper, and Crayola markers.

Clothing ... As you clean out your children's outgrown but in good condition clothes, remember that we need them for the clothing giveaway at the School Store.  All sizes 4T and up (many middle school and high school students wear adult sizes) of shirts (especially collared solid polo shirts), pants (navy, black, khaki, hunter green) and jeans are needed.  We are always grateful to receive cash donations to purchase underwear and other needed items.  Room 108 will serve as our sorting/working/storage room.   During the months of June and July, workers are needed on Wednesday evenings in room 108 to sort and size clothes.  See Anita Farmer, Linda McDowell, or Brenda Fulghum if you have questions.

Other Clothing items needed:  Belts, shoes, jackets, backpacks, socks, underwear.

Guidelines for school clothes include:

Lebanon Middle School (grades 6-8): Must wear collared shirts (any shade of blue or white or green or gray are allowed.)  They can also wear navy, khaki, hunter green, or black pants or skirts.  Belts must be worn if pants have belt loops.

County Schools:  Beginning Fall 2014 students may wear appropriate tee-shirts. Belts are needed for anything with belt loops in grades 6-12.  Jeans or pants/skirts in navy blue, black, khaki, dark green, or brown are permitted.

City Schools:
Students 4th grade and under: no restrictions on clothing.  
Students 5th grade and up: No blue jeans or denim of any kind. Solid navy blue, khaki, or hunter green pants/skirts.  Collared shirts in solid white, navy blue, or hunter green. 

Please bring only clothes that are clean and in good condition.
We always accept
cash donations for purchasing other items.

School Store Apple