This year, the Backpack Drive is going to look a little different, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, even if students aren’t in classrooms like we are used to, the children and youth we work with still need supplies to learn!
Every year, Family Support Services collects backpacks and school supplies for the students in our programs. This collection runs from June through July, so that we can get supplies to students in time to 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 “Back-Packing Party” to help us stuff these backpacks full of the supplies their new owners will need to get them ready to succeed this school year.
Check back for updates!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org