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Back-to-School Supplies (Donations and Free Supplies)

08/02/2018 By Alanna Woody

As the school year begins, families and students alike will start gathering school supplies – backpacks, pencils, notebooks, clothes, etc. This, however, can be a large expense for families. Fortunately, there are many local resources that may be able to help. Whether you wish to donate or use the donations, feel free to check out some of the sites we found below:

Operation Backpack
https://www.voapa.org/operation-backpack-statewide

Power Packs Projects
https://powerpacksproject.org/

7th Annual Back-to-School Giveaway with Rep. Mike Sturla
https://visitlancastercity.com/event/7th-annual-back-to-school-giveaway-with-rep-mike-sturla/

FREE backpack with school supplies at Verizon Stores
https://savingsangel.com/free-backpack-with-school-supplies-at-verizon-stores-2/

Paul Davis Restoration – Backpacks and School Supplies Program
https://central-pennsylvania.pauldavis.com/blog/backpacks-and-school-supplies/

Ferris Wheel Clothing Bank – Book Bag Giveaway
https://www.facebook.com/events/288689295012340/

Backpack Give Away - CrossNet Ministries in the ELANCO school district
https://elancocross.org/

Lancaster Free Clothing Closets
http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/lancaster_free_clothing_closet.html

Are you looking for a place to donate items?

Book Drive Supporting IU13 Classrooms
Books-A-Million (Park City Mall in Lancaster)

School Supply Drive for Price Elementary School (Donate)
http://www.lancaster.k12.pa.us/download/partner_documents/2012-2013/2012-school_supply_drive.pdf

Lancaster Creative Reuse (Donate)
http://www.lancastercreativereuse.org/

Triple Tree Ministries – Ride to Provide (Donate)
https://www.facebook.com/TripleTreeMinistries/photos/a.626880067361300.1073741833.252059341510043/1762174290498533/?type=3&theater

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church – School Supplies 4 Kids (Donate)
http://www.trinitylancaster.org/social-ministry/soles-4-kids-outreach/

Do you know of another community connection for FREE school supplies?  Drop us a line at communications@iu13.org, and we’ll add it to the list.