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Back to School Block Party 








Claver House has been partnering with St. Louis public schools in the Ville since 2016. Today there remain but two: Sumner High School, the first school for African Americans west of the Mississippi and one with a proud tradition, and Hickey Elementary, a school for pre-K through 6th grade students. Today both schools continue dealing with systemic issues of poverty.


For many years Claver House collected backpacks and school supplies for distribution at the annual Ville Collaborative Back-to-School Block Party. Recently we asked the two schools if there were greater needs. Both replied almost identically. Students fail to attend school because they lack personal hygiene items, a hair cut, or clothing items. Many who attend school are hungry and have no access to healthy snacks. These are areas where we can help. Hence as part of our August 10 Back to School Block Party celebration, Claver House is collecting food and hygiene supplies, vouchers, and other items for distribution throughout the school year to needy students at our two Ville public schools. Below is a shopping list of needed items.

Back to School Supply List

  • Bar soap

  • Body lotion

  • Deodorant

  • Disposable wash cloths

  • Kleenex travel packs

  • Tampons

  • Toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste

  • Wet wipes

  • Dry cereal packs

  • Dry fruit packs

  • Cheese crackers packs

  • Fruit cups

  • Granola bars

  • Jello cups

  • Nutri-grain bars

  • Peanut butter packs

  • Pop tarts

  • pudding cups

Corporate, Mailing, & Shipping Address:

Revitalization 2000, Inc.

1641 Forest View Drive

St. Louis, MO 63122

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