2022 Backpack Drive

Support The 2022 Back To School Backpack Drive

Help a Child Rise, Achieve & Succeed!

Back to school time can be a stressful time for many low-income families – especially those who can’t afford school supplies for their children.

You have the power to help a child succeed!
Donate a backpack and other needed supplies to our Back to School Drive and support the education of children grades K-12. You can also make a gift online below to provide funds for back-to-school supplies for the children we support.

What Children Need to Succeed

  • Backpacks (K-12, small & large)
  • Pencil Cases
  • 3 Ring Binders & Dividers
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Subject Spiral Notebooks
  • Webster Dictionaries
  • Plastic Pocket Folders
  • College Ruled Loose Leaf Paper
  • Index Cards
  • #2 Pencils
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Pens (Blue, Black)
  • Erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Crayons
  • Markers (Preferably Washable)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Rulers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Sticky Note Pads
  • Safety Scissors
  • Water-Color Paint Sets
  • Stapler Kits
  • Pencil Boxes
  • Wide Rule Filler Paper
  • Graph Paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Bottle White School Glues
  • Clipboards
  • Mini Hand Sanitizers
  • USB Drives
  • Calculators
  • Protractors

Donations preferred by

Friday, August 26

For more information, to arrange pick up, or to make an in-person donation, please contact Sharon Pyle at 212.437.3551 or [email protected].

All donations should be delivered or mailed to:
Rising Ground
c/o Sharon Pyle
151 Lawrence St., 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Make a Back To School gift online!


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