Mexico Backpack list 2016-2017 School Year


I would like to ask for your continued support with this program while stores offer the school supplies on sale. Below is the school backpack supplies list for those that would like to support us with equipping schools and churches during the school year. If you or your church could store them for a short while for us, I will arrange for the supplies to be picked up by teams coming to Mexico. The school backpacks is a program of the Methodist Border Friendship Commission and you can also send money to Susan Hellums for this purpose.

Please contact me or Susan with any questions about this...and please feel free to pass this along. Thank you for your continued support!

Willie Berman
GBGM Missionary / Manos Juntas Director
US cell phone 956-648-8712 

Susan Hellums
Border Area Mission Coordinator
c/o First United Methodist Church
4200 North McColl Road
McAllen, TX 78504
cell # (956)686-3784

Border Backpacks/School Supplies
2016/17 School Year
For Mexico

  • Backpack/School bag
  • 8 oz Bottle of Glue
  • 2 glue sticks
  • box of (8) watercolor colors
  • box of Crayolas - 24 colors
  • pack of 10 pencils (black or blue)
  • pencil sharpener (plastic with attached holder for shavings)
  • pencil eraser
  • pack of (12) colored pencils
  • ballpoint pens
  • scissors (blunt tipped)
  • small plastic pencil holder - box (not soft kind)
  • 2 notebook (spiral wide ruled)
  • ruler (unbreakable/metric, no metal edge)
  • calculator (+,-,x,/)

For United States
All the above PLUS

  • 2 packages wide ruled loose leaf paper
  • 2 composition books
  • 1 package construction paper
  • 5 pocket folders with brads (1 each color: red, yellow, green, blue and purple)