The annual HOPE Backpack Program has helped hundreds of children in need start the school year ready to learn. Last year we provided over 300 children with new backpacks filled with school supplies.

We have lost our funding for this worthwhile program but hope to carry on its tradition of helping families in need. We can only do this with your support.

How to get involved

Donate items from our shopping list: Backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, hi-liters, binders, composition books, crayons, loose leaf paper & markers.

If you do not have time to shop, please donate $5 for the purchase of these items. Checks and cash accepted. Please make checks payable to HOPE Community Services.

Organize a backpack drive at your company or community organization or in your neighborhood

Volunteer to help assemble backpacks – bring a friend or colleague.


Drop off dates for supplies & donations: August 1 - 31 at HOPE Community Services, 50 Washington Ave., New Rochelle, NY. Contact info: Call (914) 636-4010

Supplies and monetary donations are needed for children from Kindergarten through 5th Grade

For a hardcopy of the information, print the following PDF: Back to school supply drive

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