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:
- Pens and Pencils
- Paper & Notebooks
- Binders & Organizers