Every year, Family Support Services collects backpacks and school supplies for the students in our programs. This collection begins in the end of June, and lasts until students go back to school in August.
We do ask that all donations be new, and in sturdy condition, to be able to survive an active child throughout the school year.
If you are interested in donating new backpacks and school supplies to support our children and youth, here are some frequently asked question:
When and where can I drop off supplies?
Supplies can be dropped off at our Oakland office (address in footer), weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Additional weekend drop off dates will be added as needed.
What else can I do to get involved?
You can run a backpack drive at your school or business. Simply ask your coworkers/fellow students to bring in backpacks and supplies, and then drop them off at Family Support Services.
We will also be hosting a volunteer “Stuffing Party” to get these backpacks ready for their new homes. On Saturday, August 11th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., stop by our Oakland office and help us stuff these backpacks full of the supplies their new owners will need to get them ready to succeed this school year.
What school supplies should I buy?
Students need a variety of supplies to be successful in school. Below are lists of what students in elementary, middle and high school will need.
|Elementary (Grades 1-6)||Middle/High (Grades 7-12)|
|· #2 pencils|
· Colored Pencils
· Hand Sanitizer
· Lunch box
· Glue Stick
· Pink Eraser
· Pencil case
· Wide Ruled Spiral Bound
· Primary Composition
· Pocket Folders
· Pencil Grips
|· Glue Sticks|
· Pencil Case
· Pocket Folders
· Lined paper- college ruled
· Lined notebooks
· Blue pens
· Red pens
· 1” Binders
· Subject Dividers
· Scientific Calculator
· Pencil Sharpener
· White out
· Mechanical pencils and matching led
Thank you for your interest in donating new backpacks and school supplies to support our children and youth. Your contributions go directly to the youth in our programs, and the value of your donation is tax-deductible.
For more information on this project, email Kelly Cousins at email@example.com