Tools for School Drive

Event Date: 
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 10:45am to Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:45am

Tools for School

Our 2nd annual Tools for School drive begins May15th and ends August 15th. We need your help to fill backpacks with school supplies for our homeless children to ensure they have the proper tools to succeed in school!

Our goal is 2,000 filled backpacks, but we need your help!

Here is how to help:

  1. Start your own Tools for School Drive with your group or place of business. Drop off completed backpacks or individual supplies at the warehouse. 
  2. Donate backpacks or school supplies to be assembled at warehouse. See list below.
  3. Help us fill backpacks here at the warehouse!  Please contact Liz Muth:, or 214.630.5765 to schedule your group to volunteer at a Backpack Fill event! 

One completed backpack should include the following:

1 backpack (plain colors only, no characters) notebook paper (1 pkg-wide ruled/200 sheets)
2 art gum erasers 2 pkgs pencil cap erasers
1 black and white composition notebook 2 pkgs #2 pencils
1 pkg of each (10 ct) blue & black pens 6 pocket folders w brads, assorted colors
1 clipboard 1 pkg Post It Notes
1 pkg of 9x12 construction paper 2 red pens
1 box (24 count) crayons 1 2"-3" ring binder
2 Dry Erase markers 1 12" ruler
2 glue sticks 1 pair sharp scissors - Fiskars 5"
2 bottles travel sized hand sanitizer 2 spiral notebooks - wide ruled
heavy duty zipper pouch 2 pkgs travel size tissue
1 pkg lined index cards 1 pkg travel size wet wipes
1 pkg 9x12 manila paper 2 yellow highlighters
1 pkg (12 count) map pencils 10 quart and 10 gallon size Ziploc bags*
1 pkg washable markers  
1 package (5 tabs) notebook dividers  

*Please remove Ziploc bags from box and place 9 quart sized baggies inside 1 quart sized and 9 gallon sized baggies inside 1 gallon sized.