It’s that time of year again. The stores are setting up back to school sections and some schools even start in a few weeks. As you buy supplies for your own kids, I’d like to encourage you to pick up a few extra supplies to donate to kids in need. Let’s help all kids start of the school year on the right foot.
To make it even easier, check out my list of back to school drives in Tucson, Phoenix and the rest of Arizona. Also remember your local schools and churches are also a great place to check for back to school drives.
Tucson Area Locations
Youth On Their Own
- July 1st – October 1st
- Donation Locations: YOTO office at 1660 N. Alvernon Way; Bolchalk/Frey Advertising at 310 S. Williams Blvd., Suite 260; AF Sterling Homes at 6340 N. Campbell Ave.; Edward Jones Office at 6735 E. Broadway; Inspired Life Chiropractic at 64 N. Harrison Rd., Suite 100, Culvers at 40 S. Broadway Place and 4810 N. 1st Avenue; Salon Nouveau at 2204 E. Ft. Lowell; Volvo of Tucson at 831 W. Wetmore; Subaru of Tucson at 4901 N. Oracle and all Alvernon Optical locations.
- Seeking Scientific calculators, Loose leaf Paper, Mechanical Pencils, NEW socks (ankle or no-show athletic), NEW Boxers (any size), NEW Panties and Bras (any size), NEW Jeans/T-shirts (guys and gals any size). Cash and gift card donations are always appreciated as well.
- To benefit local homeless youth
- June 2nd – August 15th
- Donation Locations: 2820 W. Ina Road (Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm) and 8701 E. Old Spanish Trail (Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm)
- Seeking the following school supplies: Backpacks, Notebooks, Scissors, Binders & Folders, Pens & Pencils, Crayons, Highlighters, Markers, Erasers, Rulers, Glue Sticks, Notebook paper and Protractors
- To benefit struggling families with kids in grades K-8
Phoenix Area Locations
Stuff The Bus with Fulton Homes and KEZ
- Donate at Chandler Fashion Square (Macy’s Court) through July 12th
- Supplies requested: No. 2 Pencils, Markers (Multi-color Washable 8 pk), Subject Dividers (set of 8), Pens (blue or black ink only), Glue (Elmers White Glue or Glue Sticks), Box of tissues, Highlighters, Child Scissors, Backpacks, Notebooks (wide ruled and college ruled), Ruler, Socks, Loose Leaf Paper (wide ruled or college ruled), Portable Pencil Sharpener, Navy blue and red collar shirts (school uniforms), 3 Ring Binders (2 inch), Protractor, Pocket Folders, Calculator, Colored Pencils (Multi-color 12 pk), Crayons (Crayola 8 pk), Pink Erasers and Pencil Cases
- To benefit students in the Chandler School District
Other/All Arizona Locations
- July 9th through August 15th at all Dollar Tree locations
- Seeking back packs and school supplies to benefit local military families
I will keep updating the list to include more school drive locations. If you know of another back to school drive please leave me a comment.