We've partnered with community schools to collect school supplies for students in grades K-12 who need them. Project Stuff-A-Backpack is a month-long event to collect backpacks and school supplies for low-income families.

Financial demands surrounding school-age children–clothing, child care, school supplies, among others–place additional hardships on families struggling to manage scarce resources. So this small contribution can be significant one. The gift of a backpack, school supplies or accessories will help equip students for success and relieve some of the financial stress parents are shouldering.

To make a school supply donation, you can visit our YMCA (or any YMCA in the area). We provide a drop-off bin the lobby. We then distribute the supplies through a partnership with local schools.

To encourage donations, our YMCAs are offering financial incentives for contributions to the campaign. This includes a 75% discount on joiner’s fees to those who make an eligible school supply donation.

Stuff-A-Backpack runs from August 1 through August 31.

Questions about the program? Please contact us.

Great Items to Donate:
  • Backpacks
  • Pens and Pencils
  • Markers
  • Paper & Notebooks
  • Binders & Organizers