Outreach Collections

St. Francis often conducts collections of items needed by various organizations we support.
Below you will find information on the current opportunity to help others in need.

Children's Used Books and Magazines Drive

We are collecting used books and magazines in good condition for the students at Garfield Elementary in DC's Ward 8, where several Franciscans are part of a tutoring program. Ward 8 has the highest poverty rate in DC, and many children at Garfield have few if any books at home. We need lots of gently used books from preschool to middle school level, fiction and non-fiction.

Some people have offered to purchase books and have asked for suggestions. If you would like o purchase a book, the Garfield librarian has provided a list of the most popular book series at Garfield:

 Wings of Fire
 Diary of a Wimpy Kid
 Amulet – graphic novels
 El Deafo – graphic novels
 Magic Tree House
 My Little Pony
 Hamster Princess
 Twintuition
 5 Worlds
 Junie B. Jones
 Harry Potter

These are only suggestions. All children's books are welcome. Please put your book and magazine donations in the bins across from Millen Hall. The drive begins Sunday, April 14 and ends Sunday, May 26. For more information, please contact Ginger Roll at groll@cox.net