We are in the midst of back to school preparation which means shopping for back to school supplies and clothes! Please consider picking up a few extra supplies to donate to students in need. All kids really do need to start the school year off on the right foot!
And I am making it easy, check out my list of back to school drives in Tucson, Phoenix and the rest of Arizona!
Tucson Area Locations
Tucson Values Teachers/Tucson Area Realtors
- July 28th – August 11th
- Donation Locations: Southern Arizona Peter Piper or Walgreens locations
- Seeking school supplies to benefit district, private and charter schools in Southern Arizona
- Learn More and donate online at www.tucsonvaluesteachers.org
Fill The Bus Saturdays at Walgreens
- Saturday, August 3rd from 12-3pm at 4685 E. Grant Rd. and 7111 E. Golflinks Rd.
- Saturday, August 10th from 12-3pm at 3800 W. Ina Rd. and 1415 W. River Rd.
- Final Drop off on Sunday, August 11th at Walgreens, 3180 N. Campbell Ave.
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 (Attn: Jessica) at 6735 E. Broadway; Inspired Life Chiropractic at 64 N. Harrison Rd., Suite 100
- Seeking adult sized backpacks filled with (2-3) college rule loose leaf paper, (3-5) college rule notebooks, (3-5) folders, (2) packs of pencils, (2) packs of pens, glue, tape, calculator, kleenex and hand sanitizer. Or any of the items separately are also appreciated.
- To benefit local homeless youth
- Learn more at www.yoto.org
Interfaith Community Services
- Through July 22nd
- Donation Locations: 2820 W. Ina Road (Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm) and 8701 E. Old Spanish Trail (Monday-Thursday, 10am-3pm)
- Seeking the following school supplies: backpacks, binders, notebooks, loose leaf paper, scissors, glue sticks, folders, markers, rulers, highlighters, protractor, erasers, pens, pencils and crayons.
Vail Community Food Pantry
- Seeking new school supplies AND gently used (or new) backpacks
- Donate at 13200 E Colossal Cave Rd Ste. 105 Vail, AZ 85641 (behind the Quickmart)
Assistance League Tucson -Operation School Bell
- Donation Location: Foothills Mall Guest Services
- July 26th – August 4th
- School supplies requested
Educational Enrichment Foundation
- Donation Locations: EEF office (3809 E. Third St.), all Tucson and Nogales Fallas/Factory-2-U locations as well as at Office Depot, Shoe Carnival and Chick-Fil-A by El Con.
- Collecting school supplies, new clothing and personal hygiene items for TUSD students through July 31st!
- Learn more at www.eeftucson.org
Phoenix Area Locations
Stuff The Bus with Fulton Homes and KEZ
- Donate at Chandler Fashion Square (Macy’s Court) through August 5th.
- Supplies requested: No. 2 pencils, portable pencil sharpener, socks, pens, calculators, navy blue and red collar shirts, highlighters, crayons, box of tissues, note books (wide ruled and college ruled), pencil cases, loose leaf paper (wide ruled or college ruled), subject dividers, pocket folders, glue, colored pencils, backpacks, pink erasers, rulers, markers, and child scissors
- To benefit students in the Chandler School District
- Learn more at www.KEZ999.com
Albertson’s/KPHO CBS 5 Drive
- Through 8/31 at Phoenix area Albertson’s store locations
- Donate school supplies to help local students
Other/All Arizona Locations
Dollar Tree Back To School Brigade
- Through August 6th at all Dollar Tree locations
- Seeking back packs and school supplies to benefit local military families
- Learn more at www.operationhomefront.net
Pack to School with Fry’s Food and the Salvation Army
- Through July 30th at all Fry’s Food Store locations
- Seeking backpacks and school supplies to benefit local elementary schools
- Supplies requested: Backpacks, blunt scissors, calculators, colored makers, crayons, erasers, facial tissues, folders, glue sticks, notebook paper, #2 pencils, pencil sharpeners, pens, rulers, spiral notebooks, and three-ring binders.
Mission Bank’s 11th Annual School Supply Drive
- Through August 12th all all Mission Bank locations
- Seeking school supplies (or monetary donations) to benefit Kingman and Bullhead City students
- Learn More at www.missionbankaz.com
Suddenlink/Flagstaff Chamber Teacher Supply Drive
- August 9-11th at both Flagstaff Walmart locations
- Top requested items: copy paper – both white and colored, pencils, ink pens, sticky notes, glue sticks, dry erase markers and erasers, tape, color pens and pencils, staplers and staples, kleenex, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.
- To benefit Flagstaff area public, private and charter school teachers.
- Learn more at www.flagstaffchamber.com/2013-suddenlink-chamber-supply-drive
FUSD Backpack Drive
- Collecting new and gently used backpacks through August 8th.
- Donation locations: Xerographics (close to Niles Radio) and Arizona Mattress Liquidators (close to Michaels and Joann Fabric) in Flagstaff.
Bashas’ PB&J Drive
- Bashas will be collecting peanut butter and jelly through 7/31 to help local families in need.
- Collecting school supplies for Boys and Girl Clubs of America
- Valid at Arizona, Southern California, Las Vegas and Hawaii Stores
- Receive a 25% discount on 1 regular priced item when you donate through 8/31
I will keep updating the list to include more school drive locations. If you know of another back to school drive please leave a comment or email me at chicaramblings(at)gmail.com.