Backpack and School Supply Drive
Backpacks and School Supplies to San Mateo County Youth
The purpose of the Children’s Fund’s Back-to-School Backpack and School Supply distribution is to ensure that low-income and foster children in grades K-12 start the school year with the tools they need, feeling prepared and ready to learn. This year, we plan to serve more than 1,800 youth for back-to-school season in San Mateo County.
Each child in our program is given a backpack filled with grade-appropriate school supplies. All backpacks and school supplies are generously donated by the community. We serve the children during the back-to-school season and distribute the goods in time for the first day of school.
These items make a difference! A social worker who distributed backpacks and school supplies to foster children in time for the first day of school told us that the items, “made a big impact on their lives and were a huge motivation for them to start school.”
Who is eligible:
We serve foster and low-income students entering K-12. Contact your case manager to apply! We begin taking applications in June and distribute everything by the end of August in time for the first day of school.
HOST A COLLECTION DRIVE OR DONATE TO HELP A CHILD!
We are collecting backpack and school supply donations for our summer 2016 distribution NOW through July 20th!
What we need:
- Backpacks (all sizes, but no red or blue please).
- Crayons (boxes of 24), Markers (boxes of 8), Colored Pencis and Pens (blue, red, and black)
- Scissors, glue sticks, and rulers
- Highlighters, pencil sharpeners, and erasers
- College ruled binder paper (packs of 100) and notebooks
- Folders, dividers, and index cards
- USB drives
Where bring donated items: Our office at 1 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002. If you have a large amount of items, call us and we can likely come pick them up from you!
Questions? Contact us anytime: 650-802-5152 or firstname.lastname@example.org