Clear The List 2022

Thank you to all who have shared their back-to-school lists with us as part of our 1st crowdfunding effort!

For weeks now we’ve been telling you about Mothering Spirit, the new ecumenical, collaborative community we’re launching this Labor Day to share stories, prayers, and resources from diverse voices to help you pray through parenting.

But now we want to hear from you – and put our collective prayer into action.

As we’re preparing to launch in September, we know many of you are preparing, too. Buying school supplies. Prepping your classrooms to welcome new students. Planning a new year of activities at church.

We want to help you “clear your list” of the everyday goods you need to do the holy labor God has called you to do.

If you share your wish list with us (usually done on Amazon or Target for easy shipping), we’ll share it with our readers. Whether you need supplies for the kids in your home, school, church, or community, we can pitch in to help.

Please note: we won’t be vetting the recipients of this effort. This is simply mutual aid we’re encouraging, taking the risk to love and give. We also can’t promise that your list will be cleared, but we’ll help spread the word!

The vision and hope of Mothering Spirit is to support each other as we care for God’s children.

We can’t do everything, but we can each do something. Let’s start today. 

Check out the lists below & please give whatever you can – prayers, shares on social media, or school supplies – to support these teachers, catechists, educators, and parents! Please note that some lists may get cleared as we go, so try another if the one you selected no longer lists any items.

Teaching Kindergarten at a Title 1 school in North Carolina. Our school serves a very diverse population. I provide my students with basics such as snacks. I’m also responsible for materials such as cleaning supplies. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Teaching 6th grade at a Catholic school in Yakima, WA.

Teaching 2nd grade in Cleveland, TX. I am a new homeroom teacher for 2nd grade bilingual, economically disadvantaged students. I’d like to offer them the best learning experience, and being in a newly opened school at a rural area, this is definitely a challenge! 

Teaching 1st grade at a Catholic school in Nazareth, PA. This is my first year back teaching first grade after being a stay-at-home mom for 13 years.

Homeschooling 6 kids ages 2-12 in Minnesota.

Teaching 3rd-4th grade at a Catholic school that qualifies as a title 1 school. We serve a predominantly Latino community.

Teaching K-3 special education in St. Louis, MO.

Teaching at a Catholic Montessori school (3K-5th grade) in Madison, WI. Our school is inclusive of those with special needs. We operate on a “family investment” model and don’t charge tuition.

Teaching 6th, 7th, 8th grade in Ohio.

Homeschooling 5 kids in Delaware.

Teaching 3rd grade at a Catholic school in St. Paul, MN.

Teaching special education in Missouri.

Opening a new Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I atrium in Emporia, KS.

Homeschooling a 6 and 3 year-old in Salisbury, NC.

Teaching kindergarten at a Catholic grade school in South Bend, IN.

Teaching high school grades 9-12 in Greenville, SC.

Teaching preschool religious education in Brownsburg, IN.

Serving as religious education coordinator for a small parish in Troy, AL that serves children from 4 years old through high school.

Teaching Kindergarten in Jurupa Valley, CA.

Teaching 2nd grade at a Catholic school in MI.

Teaching 5th grade in Littleton, CO. I’m going back to the classroom for the first time after staying home to raise my four kids for the past 11 years. I’ll be teaching 5th grade math, science, and religion.

Son starting preschool in Wisconsin.

Teaching 4th and 5th grade at a public charter school in FL. I teach in a combined classroom at a trauma-informed, conscious discipline (neuroscience-based social emotional resiliency program) school.

Teaching middle school English at a Catholic school in Murfreesboro, TN.

Teaching 4th grade in Lexington, KY.

Homeschooling seven kids in CT, ages 2-15. And Baby #8 was just born!

Teaching 8th grade religion teacher, middle school math, and working as Dean of Students in Colorado Springs, CO.

Teaching 4th grade at a Title I charter school in Richfield, MN. The majority of my students speak English as a second language, and this year my focus is providing more books for Spanish speakers and providing items to create calming experiences since emotional regulation is often a big struggle.

Teaching 8th grade in Hazelwood, MO. We have no classroom budget.

Homeschooling in PA.

Family welcoming a new baby in IL.

Teaching music in a Title 1 elementary school. My husband is returning to the classroom after 6 years of full time music ministry. He will be teaching music in a large Title 1 elementary school (650 students) and would love assistance in building up his resources (he left most of his materials behind 6 years ago!).

Teaching special education in Steubenville, OH.

Teaching Spanish (grades 6-8) and 7th grade religion at a Catholic school in IL.

Homeschooling 4 kids.

Teaching 7th grade religion class, kindergarten and 1st grade gym, and working as an intervention teacher in 6th grade in OH.

Teaching 2nd grade in Steubenville, OH.

Teaching sacramental preparation to 1st and 2nd graders at a church in Cedar Springs, MI.

Teaching middle school religion in Yakima, WA. Each All Saints Day the 8th graders are saint statues who come to life when change is dropped in their jar. A variety of saints stories helps us keep this tradition alive. Even though we are a low income school, each year we donate the money raised to a charity like CRS. It’s a beautiful day for the whole school.

Homeschooling a 2nd and 5th grader in TX.

Junior high teacher at a Catholic K-8 school.

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