Project for How to Hold a School Supply Drive


While this toolkit was designed to help those organizing a school supply drive, anyone can participate by purchasing supplies for a local school. If you would like to help as an individual, you can print the Sample School Supply List/Individual Donation Sheet to get ideas, purchase supplies, attach the list to your box or bag of donations and drop it off to your local school.

A school supply drive is an easy way to have a profound impact on students and their learning experience. Make school a better place for both students and teachers by the simple act of providing school supplies.

The Problem

Many families are struggling. With high unemployment, and more than 30 million students enrolled in the free and reduced meal programs, many parents are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need to be effective. In addition, schools across the country are facing severe budget cuts and lack the funding to purchase necessary supplies.

The Solution

Collect supplies for schools! You can help children in school by giving them the tools they need to succeed. Donate school supplies or, even better, organize your own Equipped to Learn school supply drive.

Time Commitment

Collecting school supplies can take as little as a few extra minutes during your next visit to the store. Planning and implementing a school supply drive could take up to a couple of hours per week for several weeks.

Special Considerations


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Great Reasons to do this Project

  • Feel great about ensuring that children start the school year with the tools they need to succeed.
  • Help teachers by providing them with proper tools for their classrooms so they don’t have to spend money from their own pockets.
  • By providing school supplies, you are supporting students, teachers and your local schools.