The Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) of the California-Pacific Conference is collecting school supplies for Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, California. Sherman Indian High School is one of four residential schools for Native Americans still operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), now under the division of Indian Education.
The school has a limited budget, and the students most often come form great distance, making it difficult to arrive with much more than basic clothing. The school staff has reached out and let CONAM know of the usual needs with plans to re-open to students this coming August.
The following are items being collected:
- School supplies, such as
- college ruled notebook paper
- college ruled composition books/notebooks
- #2 pencils
- colored pencils
- 3-ring binders
- 3-ring binders / notebooks
- (other school or art supplies also welcome)
- Student personal supplies, such as
- back packs
- large beach towels for field trips & everyday use
- XL Twin comforters
- (personal hygiene items also welcome)
- Many students find the BIA’s federal food program rather limiting, especially those participating in sports, and other extra curricular activities. Many have provided cheese & crackers, peanut butter & crackers, peanut butter, ramen packages, and other shelf-stable snack items.
Items may be brought to Native American UMC, 800 S Lemon St, Anaheim, CA 92805. For information and arrangements, please call 714.535.2429 or email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2019, the Cal-Pac Annual Conference filled two large SUVs and three medium SUVs with donated goods. After Conference, several more churches brought items to Native American UMC in Anaheim for pick up by Sherman IHS staff and NAUMC delivery to the school.
For questions, please contact Rev. Gregory Douglass at email@example.com.