School's Cool

o   Adult and youth volunteers needed (must be 14 years or older).

o   Provides school uniforms, fees and supplies for Catholic school children at the Banyan Community attending Risen Christ Elementary (our sister parish) or DeLaSalle High School.

o   Shop for student’s supplies, load and deliver items to Banyan, solicit sponsors and donors, help with Distribution Night, or write than-you notes to donors.

o   Commitment varies according to task, May through September.

School’s Cool provides backpacks, school supplies and uniforms to children participating in the education programs at the Banyan Community in the East Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis. In 1999, Alison Johnson, a St. Bart’s parishioner, recognized that these basic needs had to be met for the Banyan’s children to succeed. Over the years, St. Bart’s parishioners have continued to organize this effort, sponsor children, and donate items and money to support School’s Cool. St. Bart’s provides the tools, and Banyan provides the educational and community support. The success rate of the children participating in the Banyan programs is 100 percent! Be a part of it!

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