School Supplies

The new school year is right around the corner, which means there’s an opportunity to support the numerous neighborhood organizations that provide students with clothing, food and school supplies so that every child has a chance to succeed. Here are a few back-to-school drives happening in the Valley.

Backpacks 4 Kidz

7801 N. Black Canyon Hwy., Phoenix

When: Through July 31

Items needed: Backpacks, notebooks and pencils. (Donations accepted online or in-person.)

Boys Hope Girls Hope

3443 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

When: Donations accepted anytime.

Items needed: Backpacks, TI-84 calculators (new or used), composition notebooks, loose leaf paper, tissues, toilet paper.

Children’s First Leadership Academy

1648 S. 16th St., Phoenix

When: Through July 15

Items needed: Backpacks, binders, pencils, colored pencils, new or lightly used clothing, hygiene products. (Donations accepted online or in-person.)

New Pathways for Youth

901 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

When: Through July 26

Items needed: Backpacks, composition notebooks and pencils.

Southwest Human Development

2850 N. 24th St., Phoenix

When: Through July 31

Items needed: Pencils, pens, art supplies, paper, binders, folders, rulers, dictionaries, lunch bags. (Donations accepted online or in-person.)

Stuff the Bus Back to School Drive

When: Through September 3

Supplies needed: Folks can select student or teacher packages that include supplies like backpacks, notebooks, pens/pencils, glue, calculators and sanitizing wipes.