Alexandria City Public School’s Family and Community Engagement Center has asked for community support in providing backpacks and school supplies for students throughout the City for the upcoming school year. In working with the Community Outreach Specialist, Washington Street UMC has being paired up with Jefferson Houston to help provide backpacks and supplies for rising 5th grade students. Over the coming weeks, you’re invited to purchase supplies off the shopping list below and bring them into church. There will be a collection bin in the Cafe. On Sunday, August 20, we will have a backpack packing party to stuff the backpacks before teachers and staff from Jefferson Houston deliver them to families.