Backpack & Supply Drive


Before we know it, families will be trading in their beach bags for bookbags and sending their children back to school. To best serve the children and families of Home Start, our goal is to gather the supplies they’ll need to start the school year off strong. That’s where generous partners like you come in!

Each year, we invite our community to participate in a “Back to School Backpack Drive” through the month of July. Each backpack is filled with the “must-haves” for students and helps reduce the financial impact that school supply shopping can have on struggling families.

We invite you to take part in this community effort by providing a backpack and supplies or inviting friends, neighbors, or colleagues to do it together! Sign up here and share the links below with your community to help us reach our goal of 200 backpacks!

Shop at your favorite store using the list detailed below, and drop off/deliver at 5005 Texas Street, Suite 203, San Diego, CA 92139 (M-F, 9:00 am-5:00pm) by Wednesday, July 31, 2024.

OR shop from the comfort of home using our handy Amazon Wish List*:

*Amazon Wish Lists allow you the option to ship directly to Home Start.

If you need to arrange a pickup for 10+ backpacks, please contact Kylene George at

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