SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Church of Hope Ministries is currently holding a school supply drive to assist Spotswood School District students in starting off the upcoming 2018-19 academic year with the necessary supplies. Donations may be dropped off at the Spotswood ShopRIte and St. Peter's Church until Sunday, August 26.

The Spotswood ShopRite has a drop box located at the store exit near the checkout counters while donations may be dropped off at St. Peter's Church Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donations can also be left on the front porch of the church during off hours. The school supply drive is badly in need of backpacks.

Other suggested donation items include:

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  • binders
  • pencils
  • pens
  • crayons
  • index cards
  • post its
  • notebooks
  • loose leaf paper
  • erasers
  • scissors
  • scotch tape
  • markers
  • colored pencils
  • subject dividers
  • pencil boxes
  • pencil cases
  • folders

Spotswood School District families in need of school supplies for the upcoming school year can attend the School Supply Pick-Up Day on Wednesday, August 29 at the St. Peter's Church Parish Hall from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Families can select from available school supplies on a first come, first serve basis.

St. Peter's Church is located at 505 Main Street in Spotswood.