2022 BACKPACK & SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE
Drive Dates: July 18th – August 12th
The Y is excited to support our young learners with a new backpack full of supplies to ready them for the upcoming school year!
This year we are focusing our efforts to collect supplies for our 1,400+ After School Education & Safety (ASES) Program students. This program supports low-income families by providing a safe and educational after school environment through state grants and YMCA fundraising.
The YMCA of Orange County currently operates 16 ASES sites and 4 fully funded after-school programs serving low-income communities.
The students receive homework assistance, and healthy snacks, and participate in STEM, leadership, sports, and other enrichment activities.
How it Works
- Fill a backpack with items from the suggested list below OR donate items towards filling a backpack.
- Drop off donations at your local YMCA health & wellness facility.
- Colored Pencils (12 Count)
- #2 Pencils
- 1” Binders with Paper
- Glue Sticks
- Crayons (24 count)
- Pens (Black/Blue)
- Dividers for Binders
- Safe Scissors for Ages 6-12
- Basic Calculators
- Pencil Cases