Backpacks and supplies – Tools for Learning

More than 1,200 students go to school in September without a backpack or schools supplies.

Some families have to choose between paying rent, feeding their kids, or buying a backpack with supplies. Average costs of packs and supplies run between $25 and $50.

Our Tools for Learning program helps ensure these students and their families are provided with a backpack full of supplies to start the school year.


Please click the DONATE button to make a gift and fill a backpack.

Here’s what goes inside the backpack you are helping to purchase:

  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Pencil Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Glue sticks
  • Markers
  • Highlighters
  • Three-ring binder
  • Duotangs
  • Paper
  • Ruler
  • Pens
  • Safety scissors
  • Notebooks
  • Calculator (secondary school)
  • Math set (secondary school)