Back to School Supply Drive

It’s that time of year again and our back-to-school supply drive is organized to provide basic school supplies for the kids of Oasis, A Haven for Women and Children in Paterson. Similar to what we did for our Christmas collection, we have set up a gift registry at Amazon where you can see a list of over 2,000 items including general school supplies, backpacks, and sneakers for you to select from in a variety of prices. The easiest & most direct way is by entering the link directly at:

You can also access the gift registry by using the following steps:
*Go to
*Click on the Registry tab button.
*Under “Registrants Name” enter OASIS A Haven for Women and Children *This will bring you to the Oasis gift registry with over 2000 items.

Once you select your item and put it in the cart, you will see that the registry is set up to send all items directly to Oasis at 59 Mill St. Paterson so be sure not to change that feature when checking out.

If you prefer to provide financial support rather than purchase a gift, you may do so by going to the church website and clicking on the drop-down tab labeled DONATE in the top right corner and from there you will see another drop down which will show you the OASIS Back to School Supply project. You can also send in a check to the church office and checks should be made payable to 1st Pres Caldwell and be sure to put in the memo section Oasis School Supplies. All monetary donations must be received no later than August 2 to allow us to shop on your behalf. Last day to order from the Registry will be Sunday August 6 to provide enough time to process & ship your gifts to Oasis.

This year we are offering a “hybrid” collection so you may either order items online at Amazon or purchase an item from the attached supply list and drop it off in the collection box at church located in front of the Christian Ed Desk

Thank you for your continued support & generosity of the Oasis Back 2 School Supply Drive! Please feel free to contact Ellen Johnson at johnsonellend@gmail or phone 973-229-2453 if you have questions or need assistance.


  • Backpacks for children and teens (no wheels)
  • Boxes of 24 count Crayons
  • 12 pack of Crayola Colored Pencils
  • 12 pack of #2 yellow Pencils  /  Pink Block Erasers
  • Kids School Scissors /  Clear Scotch Tape Dispenser Roll
  • Pencil Cases /Zippered Pencil Pouches
  • Yellow Highlighters / 3 x 3 “Post it” Notes
  • Glue Sticks / Elmer’s School Glue
  • Marble Composition Notebooks
  • 1, 3, & 5 Subject wide ruled spiral notebook
  • 3 ring One Inch binders  /  Notebook Dividers with 5 tabs
  • Folders with 2 pockets in Red, Blue, Green, Orange (not plastic)
  • Basic White or Black Gym Sneakers for Boys & Girls  age 6-16

We are collecting NEW items only. Your donations can be dropped off in person at the church in the bin by the Christian Ed Desk. If you prefer, an online registry has been set up with Amazon and all purchases will be shipped directly to Oasis in Paterson.  You can find the registry by going to this link  or by logging onto Amazon and clicking on the Registry tab for Oasis, A Haven for Women and Children -Gift List.  

Please feel free to contact Ellen Johnson at johnsonellend@gmail or phone 973-229-2453 if you have questions or need assistance.