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Stuff a Backpack

Back to School Supply Drive

Please consider sponsoring a foster care child by stuffing a backpack with all the necessities they’ll need during their transition from summer to the classroom and throughout the upcoming school year.

To sponsor a foster care child with a backpack, please follow these steps:

1. Choose an age and gender for which you will be purchasing supplies.

  • Pre-K – Kindergarten male/female
  • 1st – 3rd grade male/female
  • 4th – 6th grade male/female
  •  7th – 8th grade male/female
  • 9th – 12th grade and beyond male/female

2. Pick a backpack with an appropriate color and style according to the age and gender of the child you have chosen.

3. Stuff the backpack with school supplies similar to those of your own children or use the list of suggested supplies below.

4. If you would rather donate toward a backpack and allow the Child Link staff to purchase supplies for the foster care children and teens, please visit our website, click on the “Donate to Child Link” button, and specify what you would like your donation to support.

5. Please label your backpack according to age and gender.

6. Once your sponsorship is complete, please contact us to make pick-up/drop-off arrangements.

Thank you for supporting Child Link and our grateful youngsters!

 

Suggested Supplies:

Pre-K through Kindergarten

  • • Pencils
  • • Crayons
  • • Washable markers
  •  Watercolor paint sets
  • • Scissors
  • • Glue sticks
  • • Kleenex, paper towels

1st through 3rd

  • • Pencils
  • • Pocket folders
  • • Notebooks
  •  3-Ring binders
  • • Crayons
  •  Colored pencils
  • • Washable markers
  •  Watercolor paint sets
  •  Red marking pens
  • • Pencil-top erasers
  • • Supply box
  • • Glue sticks
  • • Scissors
  • • Ruler
  • • Kleenex, paper towels
  •  Lunch box

4th through 6th

  • • Pencils
  • • Pocket folders
  • • Notebooks
  •  3-Ring binders
  • • Crayons
  •  Red marking pens
  • • Washable markers
  •  Colored pencils
  • • Pencil-top erasers
  • • Supply box
  • • Glue sticks
  •  Highlighters
  • • Scissors
  • • Ruler
  • • Kleenex, paper towels
  •  Lunch Box

7th through 8th

  •  Same as 4th-6th plus:
  •  Index cards
  • Black/Blue ballpoint pens
  •  Wide-ruled loose-leaf paper
  •  Page dividers
  •  Graph paper
  •  Small sticky notes
  •  Textbook covers
  •  Trapper keepers
  •  Sharpie permanent markers
  •  Dictionary
  •  Calculator
  •  Assignment notebook

9th through 12th

  • •Same as 7th-8th plus:
  • College-ruled spiral notebooks
  • College-ruled loose-leaf paper