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2013 Backpack & School Supply Drive

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 9:00am to Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 6:00pm

For most children, the first day of school is full of excitement. Unfortunately, for many children that excitement is often overshadowed by worry and embarrassment about being unable to purchase school supplies. With the help of the 7th Annual Backpack and School Supply Drive, over 500 children in D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s foster care, residential care, adoption, KidsFirst Emergency Shelter, The Kent School Services Network, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters programs will be able to start a new school year with pride.

Our School Supply Shopping List:
• Backpacks for elementary students
• Backpacks for high school students (big and sturdy)
• 3 Hole punched paper
• 2 Pocket folders
• 1 Inch 3 ring binders
• Colored pencils
• Pencils
• Pens – blue or black
• Pencil boxes & bags
• Scissors
• Lined Index Cards (3x5)
• Spiral notebooks
• Rulers - 6” and 12”
• Erasers
• Glue sticks
• Crayons & Markers
• Highlighters

Please drop off or coordinate pick up between Monday, August 12 - Thursday, August 15.

For Information & Questions
Contact Katie Wybenga at 616.361.4118 or you can email her at

Drop Off Location
805 Leonard Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503