What is HAPI?

Hendricks Avenue Partnership Initiative is a faith based partnership between Southside United Methodist Church (SUMC) and Hendricks Avenue Elementary School (HAE) that seeks to address known academic, social and emotional needs of HAE students and their families. Our mission is to partner with our community to provide the resources and support necessary to empower our neighborhood students and families with dignity, academic and social enrichment.

HAPI School Supply Drive

Now - August 7th

SUMC, we are collecting for HAPI! Now through August 7th we are collecting backpacks, shoes and school supplies for students at Hendricks Avenue Elementary as part of HAPI. (The Hendricks Avenue Partnership Initiative, or “HAPI” began in 2012 and is is a faith-based partnership through Duval County Public Schools between Southside UMC and Hendricks Ave Elementary School.) Please sign up to help all students start the first day of school ready and prepared to learn!

HAPI Back to School Needs Request > Click Here

There are 2 ways to help:

#1 Shop for needed items and drop them off by Aug 7th to the church front office.

• To shop & donate items needed: You can sign up to bring in shoes, backpacks or school supplies. (Items should be dropped off in the Southside UMC front office by Aug 7th at 4pm.) 

Click here for more information and to sign up!

If you signup through the link above to shop and bring in items from a school supply list, you will need this list. Click this link to print a copy or you can grab a copy from the church front office. Click here for supply list!

#2 Make a monetary donation towards needed supplies, shoes and backpacks.  

• You can support the school drive through a monetary donation. Click here to donate online!

Every little bit helps to bless children embarking on a new school year!


Friday Food for a Family
Angel Tree
HAPI House Boutique and Food Pantry
In-School Programming
Prayer Partners
Back To School Drive



Complete the volunteer application below and we will contact you shortly about how you can make a difference in the lives of HAE students.


Whatever your reason for donating and however you choose to make your donation, we are grateful for your support.

Thank you!

Questions? Contact

If you have any questions about our partnership, we would love the opportunity to share with you.  Please email Christa Crapps, our HAPI staff liason, and she will be happy to answer your questions.
Email Christa



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