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Opportunity for Generosity
July 2024

West End Center School Supply Drive

"By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." -- John 13:35

This year West End Center celebrates its 45th Anniversary! West End Center for Youth is a non-profit organization located at the corner of Patterson Ave and 13th Street. The program was created in 1979 to give the children in the neighborhood a safe place to focus on homework and fun activities. The Center now serves over 125 children in the West End area of Roanoke and beyond providing after-school care with homework tutoring and other opportunities to enrich their lives. RCPC has had a long-time relationship supporting the endeavors of the center. We have provided financial support, socks and underwear at Christmas, and tutors to help with homework. Through our Endowment Board we have helped the center to purchase mini-buses to be able to transport the children to activities around the valley and granted $35,000 towards the new bathroom and kitchen renovation project.


The West End Center Friends Mission Group would like to encourage you to participate in the July School Supply Drive. All supplies need to be brought to the church or West End Center by Sunday, July 21. There will also be opportunities to help with the bagging of the school supplies for each child. Please see the “This Week” email for more information. The excitement of starting a new year is so important for a child to be enthusiastic about returning to school. When a child has the materials needed to begin the school day, they feel more confident and prepared to engage in the lessons. Thank you!

Supply List for 2024-2025

(Items with an * are a high priority)


Let’s stay healthy items

*Hand sanitizer pump bottles 8 oz size

*Clorox or similar disinfecting wipes

Baby wipes – refill packs are okay

*Tissue boxes

Adhesive bandages (Band-Aids or any brand)

Helpful items 

*pencil pouches with holes

*Headphones/buds from Dollar Store

*Zip bags in all sizes (gallon, quart, sandwich)

School Supplies

Dry Erase makers: thin & wide multipacks in colors & black

*#2 pencils (Dixon & Ticonderoga preferred)

*Elmer’s Glue sticks

*Children’s Fiskar brand scissors

*Marbled composition notebooks (wide & college ruled)

Plastic pocket folders with & without brads (no paper pocket folders)

Highlighters – thin and wide

1”, 2”, & *3” Binders

Notebook paper (wide & college ruled)

Crayola crayons 24 count

Subject dividers with & without pockets

Plastic subject dividers

Handheld pencil sharpers with bin to catch shavings

¼” graph paper

Index cards


The following items are not needed:

Paper pocket folders

Spiral notebooks

Colored pencils

Markers for coloring

Pencil boxes

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