Samaritan House provides more than 1,500 low income kids throughout San Mateo County with new backpacks and school supplies to start the school year. The need is growing across our community. You can support our client children by helping us have all the items needed so they can succeed at school!

Photo of three kids ready to succeed at school thanks to your donations
Three kids ready to succeed at school thanks to your donations

Run a drive for backpacks and supplies by selecting one of our three age categories and collecting new backpacks filled with all the necessary supplies.  We provide lots of collateral materials so you know exactly what to get to fill your backpacks. Samaritan House can also provide donation boxes and posters and may be able to work with you to schedule a pickup if you collect a large amount of donations.

Links to printable collateral materials are here:

Back to School Supply Lists

Back to School Backpack Icons

Back to School Drive Poster

You can also visit our Amazon Smile Charity Lists page and select the Back to School – Elementary, or Back to School – Middle School, or Back to School – High School age groups to find and buy items. If you purchase from Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price to us too!

We know the numbers of backpacks we need to serve each age group, so please tell us what group you plan to collect for and realistically how many you expect to donate.