Items needed for School Supply and Backpack Drive


Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is hosting its annual school supply and backpack drive to benefit Club children and keep them on track for academic success.

The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimated families will spend an average of $685 on needed back-to-school supplies and clothing—an amount many low-income families can’t afford.

Every year, Boys & Girls Clubs works with community partners to send disadvantaged children to school prepared with the supplies they need to succeed.

From now until July 29, members of the community can donate backpacks and school supplies or host a drive in their neighborhood or office. Donations of gift cards to office supply stores or retail vendors are also welcomed and will be used by the Clubs to purchase needed supplies from school-issued lists.

Donations can be dropped off at Boys & Girls of Palm Beach County office:
800 Northpoint Parkway
Suite 204
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

Supplies are also available for purchase online at For information, please call 561-683-3287.

Suggested supplies include:

  • #2 pencils
  • Three-ring binders
  • Backpacks
  • Blue or black pens
  • Boxes of tissues
  • Calculators
  • Colored markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Composition books
  • Construction paper
  • Copy paper
  • Crayons
  • Dry-erase boards
  • Dry-erase markers
  • Erasers
  • Gift cards to Staples, Walmart, Target, Office Depot, Amazon
  • Glue sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Loose leaf paper (wide ruled and college ruled)
  • Lunchboxes
  • Paper clips
  • Pencil cases
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pocket folders
  • Protractors
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Socks
  • Spiral notebooks (wide ruled and college ruled)
  • Staplers
  • Staples
  • Tape
  • Water bottles


Office Depot, Coca-Cola, Farm Credit of Florida, Marriot Hotels & Resorts, Hair Club, Cushman & Wakefield, Spirit of Giving, Junior League of the Palm Beaches, Renegades Country Bar & Grill, Marine Industries Association, Pediatric Associates, Aurora Diagnostics, LRP Publications, Multi Image Group, 88.1 Way FM, Riverwalk HOA, Wollems, Inc., LaBovick Law Group, Suffolk Construction, Tropical Shipping, Maschmeyer Concrete Company, JTHS-Miami Realtors, Bella Terra HOA, Village of Wellington, Waste Management

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