Help local schools

You can help young people at schools close to Grace Lutheran!

Both John F. Kennedy High School and Valley View Middle School (VVMS) have on-site pantries to help students in need. The Pantry at Kennedy was founded by the Kennedy Community Alliance (KCA) in 2012 to provide school supplies, some clothing, and basic hygiene products. An average of 86 students visit the Pantry each month
At Valley View Middle School, the Pantry, designed after Kennedy’s, provides similar items but to a larger percentage of lower-income students and families.
At Valley View Elementary School (VVES), the younger students could also use a helping hand.

What can you provide?

Toothpaste/toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, feminine hygiene items, lotion. (see note below)

Apparel items such as outerwear, hats, mittens and blankets, sweatshirts, gym clothes.

Cash donations (checks to “ISD 271” with “KCA” written on memo line) or gift cards to Target, WalMart, Cub or Holiday. 100% of your donation goes directly to help students.

Hygiene items such as deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, and lotions. (see note below)

Socks or other apparel, including a need for sweatshirts.

Please note: It is asked that hygiene items be of quality brands appropriate for teens. Hair products specifically designed for African-American males and females are especially encouraged.


Outerwear items: Hats, coats, gloves/mittens, snow boots, snow pants.

Volunteers for “Breakfast Buddies.”