Urgently Seeking Backpacks full and School Supplies!

The number of children signed up for our backpack giveaway has increased!

We still need more than 100 backpacks full of school supplies and $15 Payless Shoes gift cards for the children who are signed up for our 3rd annual Backpack Giveaway! Backpacks with school supplies should be for children in grades K-12. Character backpacks are great for younger kids and patterned, JanSport type backpacks for teens. Donations will be collected through Thursday, July 23, from 9 am to 5 pm at the main office, 4031 Pacific Boulevard, 3rd floor, in San Mateo. Donation receipts will be happily provided.

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School Supplies Needed:

• Backpacks
• Pens (blue or black ink only)
• Highlighters
• Notebooks (wide ruled & college rules)
• Loose Leaf Paper (wide ruled & college rules)
• 3 Ring Binders (2 inch)
• Pocket Folders
• Colored Pencils (Multi-color 12pk)
• Pink Erasers
• Markers (Multi-color Washable 8pk)
• Glue (Elmers White Glue or Glue Sticks)
• Child Scissors
• Ruler
• Portable Pencil Sharpener
• Calculator
• Crayons (Crayola 8 pk)
• Pencil Case

We thank you in advance for your support!

Back-to-School Shoes Needed!

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We have had a successful backpack and school supply drive — resulting in more than 400 fun, fashionable , along with ! A huge thank you to everyone who helped to collect so many supplies!

We still need new or $15.00 Payless Shoes gift cards.  Donations will be gratefully collected from now through July 23rd for our annual Back-to-School Giveaway on July 24th. Please drop off donations at our main office, 3rd floor M-F from 9 – 5 pm. Donation receipts are available.
Together we can help all children start the school year on equal footing with new shoes, clothes and a sense of confidence!

We thank you in advance for your support!

Help Us Send Children Back to School with the Tools to Succeed!

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We are collecting donations for our annual back-to-school backpack drive from now through July 23rd. Backpacks full of schools supplies will be given out at our Backpack Giveaway on July 24th!

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School Supplies Needed:

• Backpacks
• Pens (blue or black ink only)
• Highlighters
• Notebooks (wide ruled & college rules)
• Loose Leaf Paper (wide ruled & college rules)
• 3 Ring Binders (2 inch)
• Pocket Folders
• Colored Pencils (Multi-color 12pk)
• Pink Erasers
• Markers (Multi-color Washable 8pk)
• Glue (Elmers White Glue or Glue Sticks)
• Child Scissors
• Ruler
• Portable Pencil Sharpener
• Calculator
• Crayons (Crayola 8 pk)
• Pencil Case

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Donations will gratefully be accepted at our main office, 3rd floor M-F from 9 – 5pm. Donation receipts are available.

We thank you in advance for your support!

Back-to-School Drive 2013

Help send local children back to school this fall with the tools they need to succeed!

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School’s finally out for the summer, and while most of us are busy planning vacations, Samaritan House’s client service department is busy planning our annual back-to-school backpack drive.

Each year we hold our annual Backpack Drive, engaging the community for support in providing backpacks and school supplies for underprivileged youth who might not have the resources to obtain all the necessities for academic success. Our goal is to collect 200 new backpacks along with school supplies from now until July 31st.

NEW this year: shop for and fill your backpack donation online! Visit the Back-to-School page of our Amazon Wishlist and have your donation shipped directly to us.

Samaritan House Backpack Drive: School Supply List

• Backpacks

• Pens (blue or black ink only)

• Highlighters

• Notebooks (wide ruled & college rules)

• Loose Leaf Paper (wide ruled & college rules)

• 3 Ring Binders (2 inch)

• Pocket Folders

• Colored Pencils (Multi-color 12pk)

• Pink Erasers

• Markers (Multi-color Washable 8pk)

• Glue (Elmers White Glue or Glue Sticks)

• Child Scissors

• Ruler

• Portable Pencil Sharpener

• Calculator

• Crayons (Crayola 8 pk)

• Pencil Case

We will distribute backpacks and supplies to families in need beginning in August. Donations will gratefully be accepted at our main office, 3rd floor M-F from 9 – 5pm. We thank you in advance for your support!