You can provide supplies for kids!

Boys with backpacks 2

Thank you for our backpacks!

Disadvantaged children in our community will again greatly appreciate a filled backpack to start the school year. As you know, many families struggle to provide these essentials for their children.

With your partnership, last year Capital City Rescue Mission gave 500 children filled backpacks without charge. Thank you for your help!

We need your help again to provide school supplies to fill the backpacks. What better way to help a child begin the school year than to get him set up for success!

Please bring school supplies to the Mission by August 10.  For more information, call Mandy at 462-0459 x 255.

Here is a school supply shopping list to get you started:
Printable Version (PDF)

  • 2-pocket folders
  • 3-ring binders
  • Wide-ruled loose-leaf paper
  • Colored pencils & crayons
  • Elmer’s glue & glue sticks
  • Erasers (all types)
  • Markers (all types)
  • Notebooks (marble & spiral)
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencil cases
  • Pencils/pens
  • Rulers
  • Scissors (rounded tip)

Thank you for short term shelter…

Angela - shelter woman

You helped me when I was homeless…

Angela recounts, “I had nowhere else to turn, but was welcomed here when I needed shelter this winter. Being up all night at a bus stop or hospital waiting room was scary and exhausting.”

The Mission’s pilot program to shelter women this winter accommodated six women each night.

Angela now has housing and hope. Thank you for your compassion!