Area churches in Emmitsburg, Lewistown, Rocky Ridge, Sabillasville, and Thurmont are working to provide students in need with school supplies for the 2023-2024 school year. This program is to assist students attending the Catoctin Feeder Schools. These schools include Emmitsburg Elementary, Lewistown Elementary & Pyramid Program, Sabillasville Environmental, Thurmont Primary, Thurmont Elementary, Thurmont Middle, and Catoctin High.

The Annual Catoctin Community School Supply Drive Distribution Day is going to be held on Tuesday, August 15, from 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., in the Graceham Moravian Church parking lot, located at 8231 Rocky Ridge Road in Thurmont. 

This will be a drive-thru event.

Backpacks will already be packed with basic supplies, according to FCPS guidelines, and handed in your window.

If you would like to donate to this program, please drop off school supplies, cash donations, or gift cards (Walmart) to the church on August 8, from 8:00 a.m.-noon. Monetary donations can also be made at Any questions or concerns, please contact the coordinator, Jennifer Harbaugh, at 301-639-9970 or

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