We need backpacks and school supplies!

Posted May 1, 2022

Backpacks and school supplies
are in short supply

Will you help fill the gap?
We need backpacks and school supplies by Sunday August 7
This year is a particularly challenging one for us as we work to prepare our local students for school. While last year we had a sponsor who provided backpacks and basic supplies, they have been unable to support us this year. At the same time, families are working even harder to make ends meet given the rising cost of food and gas and their need is greater than ever.  

We believe that EVERY student should begin the school year with all of the supplies they need so that they can be enthusiastic about learning. 

We ask for your support in one of two ways:
(1) Shop for/drop off supplies: See below for recommended supply list and drop off instructions. 
(2) Sponsor our Back to School Fiesta: Shop” online for sponsorship opportunities to provide supplies and a great event for families

Drop off your donations at your convenience, day or night
Leave items on the front step at 1316 South Elm Street, Denver, CO, 80222.
Our porch is monitored by video, so when we see a donation dropped off we’ll be able to pop right out and bring it in. No need to worry about porch pirates. Note that all donations of supplies must be received by Sunday August 7th. 

Basic School Supply List· Backpack
· 1 personal-sized dry-erase board
· Dry-erase markers (1 pack)
· Pencils & small sharpener
· 3 Spiral or Bound Notebooks
· Markers
· Crayons
· Glue sticks
· Colored pencils
· Scissors
· Ruler
· Post-its
· Pencil case
Sponsor Back to School
Prefer to donate supplies? Yes Please!If you love the fun of strolling through the Back to School aisles in search of fun backpacks, pencils, erasers, and notebooks, you’re just like me! I love this nostalgic activity and the promise of a fresh start to a new school year.

If you are willing to buy supplies (see suggested list below), we would take any/all of whatever you can share. 

If you’re taking your own child shopping this year, why not ask them to choose things for another student? It’s a great lesson in giving back and building empathy for others. 

Drop donations off at your convenience day or night at 1316 South Elm Street, Denver, CO, 80222. Our porch is monitored by video, so when we see a donation dropped off we’ll be able to pop right out and bring it in. No need to worry about porch pirates. Note that all donations of supplies must be received by Sunday August 7th. Basic School Supply List· Backpack
· 1 personal-sized dry-erase board
· Dry-erase marker (1 pack)
· Pencils & small sharpener
· 3 Spiral or Bound Notebooks
· Markers
· Crayons
· 1 Glue stick
· Colored pencils
· Scissors
· Ruler for measurement
· Post-its
· Baskets
· Supply Container for supplies