Tools for School Ready for Delivery

The Unitarian Church youth group that helped unload the truck with the Tools for School supplies: Back row: George Hrbek, Bobby Hrbek, Ryan Van Cleave and Grayson Venhaus. Middle row: Kai Coblentz, Devon Cantua, Rowan Cantua and Theodore Petersen. Front row: Michelle Alexander, Elannah Venhaus, De Anna Hoyle (Youth Director), Amaya Coblentz and Caleb Schultz (not pictured Sophia Galvez.) Courtesy photo


Self Help Inc. has been the sponsor of Tools for School for 15 years and once again another successful program has been completed.

With money from United Way, other grants, and donations from the community, $27,000 worth of paper, pencils, scissors, and other supplies have been purchased, unloaded at the Masonic Temple in Los Alamos, and then sorted and distributed to children in need throughout the Los Alamos, Espanola and Pojoaque school districts.

Joyce Nickols has been the Tools for School co-ordinator for the last three years. Helping with the Tools for School has been an annual project for the middle school and high school youth groups at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos. 

Nickols, De Anna Hoyle, the youth director, and the youth group had a pizza picnic and then worked several hours Thursday unloading a truck, donated by Remax of Los Alamos, that was filled to capacity with boxes of supplies.

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