NSKS Backpacks For Back To School

Our program collects new backpacks and school supplies for families trying to live on minimum wage, staying at our shelters, or coming to the soup kitchen for food. The NSKS staff works diligently with our client families to provide eligible children (Grade Kindergarten through 12th Grade) with a new backpack filled with new, grade-appropriate supplies.

NSKS Backpacks For Back To School

Our program collects new backpacks and school supplies for families trying to live on minimum wage, staying at our shelters, or coming to the soup kitchen for food. The NSKS staff works diligently with our client families to provide eligible children (Grade Kindergarten through 12th Grade) with a new backpack filled with new, grade-appropriate supplies.

Backpack Donations

Backpack donations (please reference our School Supply list below) can be dropped off at 2 Quincy Street Monday, August 2nd – Friday, August 6th, 2021 9AM – 4PM. Please pull into our parking lot. Donations can be brought to Door #2. We’ll be happy to unload for you. If you have a large drop off and would like to schedule your delivery, please email carol@nsks.org

Backpack Packing

Backpack packing will happen during the second and third week in August. We will be following any COVID guidelines that are appropriate. Individual and group opportunities will be available. A link to our volunteer times and dates will become active here at the beginning of July.

Backpack Distribution

Backpack distribution will take place Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Volunteer positions available include Family Backpack Assistants, Check-In Desk, Backpack Replenishment, Line Control, and more. A link to our volunteer times will become active here at the beginning of July.

Accepted school supplies include:

  • New Backpacks for Boys and Girls Grades Kindergarten – 12th
  • 2 inch 3-Ring Binders – required in High School
  • Loose Leaf Filler Paper
  • Tabbed Dividers
  • Spiral Notebooks
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  • #2 Pencils
  • Hand-held Pencil Sharpeners
  • Separate Erasers
  • Pens
  • 12 inch Rulers
  • Protractor or Multi-piece Drafting Package
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  • Bottled Glue
  • Glue Sticks
  • Scotch Tape
  • Staplers- Mini or Desk Size
  • Student Scissors
  • Safety Scissors for Younger Students
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  • Dry-Erase Markers For All Grades (when called up to the board)
  • Crayons – Boxes of 24
  • Colored Pencils – Bright or Bold
  • Washable Colored Markers
  • Pencil Boxes or Pouches for Elementary School Children
  • Lunch Boxes and Snack Bags for Elementary School Children
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  • Calculators For High School Students
  • Dictionary (one per family)
  • Index Cards
  • 8GB (or Larger) Flash Drives for High School Students

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