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Backpack and School Supply Drive

Backpack drive will take place August 10-14th.

500 kids need a backpack and school supplies.

Backpack and School Supply Drive Will Take Place August 10-14

Over 500 children are relying on community support to start the new school year ready to learn. Donations for D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s 9th annual Backpack and School Supply Drive will prepare our community’s most vulnerable children for the first day of school. The donations will give abused and neglected children receiving care through D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s a brand new backpack filled with school supplies for their first day of school. For most children, the first day of school is full of excitement. Unfortunately, many children in Kent County are living below the poverty standard. For these children, the excitement of the first day of school is often overshadowed because they are unable to come to school fully prepared to learn with the proper school supplies.

Donations can be dropped off at  805 Leonard Street NE, 2355 Knapp Street NE, and all Option 1 Credit Unions in Grand Rapids.

For pick up or drop off coordination, contact Katie Wybenga at 616.361.4118 or by email at [email protected].


School Supply Checklist:

Backpacks for elementary students
Backpacks for high school students (big and sturdy) 
3 Hole punched paper (wide rule and college) 
2 Pocket folders 
1 Inch andring binders 
Colored pencils 
Pencils 
Pens – blue or black 
Pencil boxes and bags 
Scissors 
Lined Index Cards (3x5) 
Spiral notebooks 
Rulers - 6” and 12” 
Glue sticks 
Crayons 
Markers 

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