Help local students start off on the right foot in September
Our food pantry serves about 750 school-age children each month. Every August we distribute backpacks full of school supplies to the children of our food pantry clients. This initiative emphasizes the importance of education, defrays an additional cost faced by our clients, and helps kids start the year right.
If you can’t assemble a backpack full of school supplies please donate to help us buy the supplies we need to put them together.
We ask our community partners to pre-pack backpacks, rather than donate individual supplies. Donations can be dropped off at our office at 105 Adams St., Quincy MA: Monday – Friday 9am-3pm and until 7pm on Tuesdays. Donations are needed by July 24.
Two types of backpacks are needed – one for grades K-5 and another for grades 6-12.
ALL backpacks should include:
- (3) spiral notebooks
- (1) composition notebook
- (2) pocket folders
- (1) package of #2 pencils
- (1) box of tissues
For the grades K-5 (“Little kids”) backpacks, please include:
- (1) package of colored pencils
- (1) package of washable markers
- (1) package of crayons
- (4) glue sticks
- (1) package of Clorox wipes
For the grades 6-12 (“Big kids”) backpacks, please include:
- (1) scientific calculator (Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS or similar)
- (1) package of index cards – 100ct
- (1) package of pens (black or blue, no gel)
- (2) highlighters
- (1) 2-inch three-ring binder with dividers
- (1) combination lock
Please label each individual bag “Little Kid” or “Big Kid” to expedite the distribution process. Please make the labels large and easy to read.
If you can’t assemble a backpack full of school supplies, please donate today to help us buy the supplies we will need to reach our goal of 750 filled backpacks. Or, shop our Amazon list and have school supplies mailed directly to our office.
If you have questions or would like to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-773-6203 x19.