Back to School Backpack Drive

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Each year, we ask individuals, businesses, churches and community organizations to work with us so that every child in our care will receive school supplies for the new year.

Preschool through Kindergarten supplies:

Plastic pencil boxes, jumbo crayons/markers/pencils, glue, single hole punch, tape, scissors (round-tip), construction paper, smocks, colored pencils, glitter gluesticks/pens, pencil sharpeners, string/yarn, finger paints, popsicle sticks and erasers.

Elementary School supplies (4th – 6th grade):

Backpacks, pens (black, blue and red), #2 pencils, paper (loose leaf, wide and college ruled), pocket folders, spiral notebooks, crayons, washable markers, scissors, construction paper, sketchpads, colored pencils, glitter, erasers, glue sticks, rulers and highlighters.

Middle/High School supplies (7th – 12th grade):

Backpacks,#2 pencils, pens (black, blue and red), paper (loose leaf, wide and college-ruled) highlighters, spiral notebooks, binders, pocket folders, notecards, assignment notebooks, rulers, scissors, calculators, calendars, colored pencils, washable markers, supply boxes, sketchpads, protractors, compass, and flashdrives (16G).

Kleenex, paper towels and hand sanitizer for all students.

We will be accepting donations throughout July and educational supplies throughout the year for our programs’ use.

For more information or to set up a time to drop off your donation, contact Zulma Colon at (773) 867-7361 or


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