As students in Richmond head back to school this week, many have shiny new school supplies thanks to the generous donations of people at Trinity.

The Oak Grove Apple Angel Tree is part of our ongoing partnership with Oak Grove/Bellemeade Elementary School. This summer we put up a bulletin board featuring 79 “apples” asking for donations of specific teacher-requested school supplies. We are pleased to announce that every apple was taken and returned.

The group who delivered the supplies to Oak Grove/Bellemeade took a moment to speak with us and offer a heartfelt Thank You to Trinity last week:

Oak Grove Apple Tree from Trinity UMC Richmond on Vimeo.

We asked for and received the following items:

  •  235 Boxes of Crayons
  • 345 Pairs of Scissors
  • 375 Glue Sticks
  • 155 Boxes Colored Pencils
  • 30 Packs Construction Paper
  • 235 Folders
  • 45 Packs of Markers
  • 40 Bottles of Glue
  • 345 Composition Books
  • 270 Spiral Notebooks
  • 100 Pairs of Ear Buds
  • 25 Packs of Dry-Erase Markers
  • 165 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer
  • 72 Containers of Clorox/Lysol Wipes
  • 135 Boxes of Tissues

In addition, our Vacation Bible School students collected several hundred composition books and several hundred glue sticks!

We estimate a rough dollar value of the 79 apples to be about $2,250.00 and the value of the VBS donations to be about $175.00.

Thank you to all who donated to this project!  Learn more about how to serve in Richmond: