Blessings For Children School Supplies

Education and Shalimar UMC walk hand in hand in our community! Throughout the years, our church family has filled our schools with teachers, administrators and staff, board members, and superintendents. Our preschool has prepared countless children for success, and our Missions team ensures our community’s children and youth can start the year with all the necessary school supplies and backpacks. Our church family’s generosity has allowed Blessings for Children to continue to help throughout the school year by offering year around school supplies in addition to the personal care items, t-shirts, underwear and socks that we share with the families who visit us each Wednesday. You help us do that by dropping off any school supplies you may have at the #10 2nd Street house each Wednesday from noon until 3:30. With both your donations or financial gifts for us to shop for needed items, Blessings for Children is able to stock pencils, markers, crayons, folders, scissors, highlighters, notebook paper and erasers, and share those with children as needed throughout the year. Offering school supplies is an important aspect of setting up our Blessings for Children ministry. We want to make sure children have what they need to be healthy and clean; to be clothed and to further their education.

We are still accepting the gently used or brand-new items you donate from your outgrown children’s clothes, toys, and baby or children’s items. These go into our Treasure Chests where our families can “shop” and select anything else they may need.

Families complete a simple form and provide their contact information so we can learn about their children, track visits, receive prayer requests, and offer any other help when it is available (Back to School Bask or Angel Tree for example). We try to make each visit to our ministry impactful and meaningful. Our faithful, dedicated volunteers make sure there is a welcoming smile for each person who enters the #10 2nd Street house, even if it is covered by a mask.
If you would like to help us at Blessings for Children each Wednesday, please consider the following:

  • Please pray for the ministry and all who participate.
  • Join us as a volunteer and you don’t have to commit weekly or even monthly!
  • Consider donating items we distribute to the children. Diapers and pull-ups of all sizes, wipes, children’s t-shirts, socks and underwear, children’s toothbrushes or toothpaste, body wash or soap, and toilet paper are in great demand. A complete list of items we distribute can be found at You can donate items any 3rd Sunday in the bins placed in the narthex and Family Life Center lobby, or stop by the #10 2nd Street house behind the church any Wednesday from noon - 3:30 pm to donate items. Children’s bibles and bible stories and activity books are also a joy to receive and distribute!
  • A financial gift designated to Blessings for Children allows us to shop for needed items.

For additional information
Mary Jane Robertson
Phone: (850) 499-6173
Open every Wednesday 12 - 3:30 pm
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