Backpack & Supply Drive

Before we know it, families will be trading in their beach bags for bookbags and sending their kids 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!

Shop at your favorite stores using this list: Backpack Drive Flyer and then drop off/deliver at 5005 Texas Street, Suite 203, San Diego, CA 92139 (M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm) by Friday, July 29th, 2022

OR shop from the comfort of home using our handy Amazon Wish Lists*:
Amazon Shopping List for Grades K-6
Amazon Shopping List for Grades 7-12

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

Please be sure to have backpacks and supplies to Home Start, Inc.’s headquarters at 5005 Texas Street, Suite 203, San Diego, CA 92108  by Friday, July 29th, 2022.

If you need to arrange a pickup for 10+ backpacks, please contact RaeLynn Fuson at rfuson@home-start.org

And don’t forget, you can always shop Amazon Smile to even further the impact of every dollar you spend, whether on backpack supplies or otherwise. Select Home Start as your preferred charity partner here

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