Back-to-School Drive

back-to-school supply drive

As we prepare for the 2018-19 school year, KVC wants to ensure that each child in our care is fully prepared when they return to school in the fall. Over the summer months, we invite you to extend a helping hand to children in your local community by donating new backpacks, pens, pencils, calculators, binders and more to your local KVC office!

By donating a backpack filled with new school supplies, you are giving a child the best possible start to a successful school year!

Here is the list of supplies we are collecting so that each child can have a positive start to their school year.  We are asking for all supplies by August 1st.  School supplies for KVC's Back to School Drive

  • One sturdy backpack in a solid color
  • Calculator
  • 3-ring binders (at least 2.5 inches)
  • Boxes of tissues
  • Black, blue, or red pens
  • Highlighters in various colors
  • Crayons – 24 count
  • Number 2 pencils
  • Glue sticks
  • Pocket folders in various colors
  • Graph paper
  • Wide-rule notebook paper and spiral notebooks
  • College-rule notebook paper and spiral notebooks
  • Index cards

The needs of children and families are countless, and KVC could not provide school supplies for every child currently in foster care without individual, community and corporate support and contributions.

As you make the decision to participate, please know that by donating a backpack with school supplies, you are providing positive memories in a difficult time for a child. Gather your friends, co-workers, neighbors, book club, or church group and host a donation drive! Ask friends and family to donate the supplies and have a backpack filling party to prepare backpacks for children in your community.

We know the summer months are a busy time, so if you don’t have time to shop, please consider helping by making an online donation noted for the back-to-school supply drive, and our volunteers will do the shopping for you! Rest assured that all designated donations will go directly towards purchasing school supplies for children and youth in foster care.

Contact Jackie Harwig at or Emily Wheeler at