Every homeless child that we meet receives a backpack filled with school supplies. in 2012 we served over 5,000 students.
The following are items that every child needs in order to succeed in school. Please note – We only accept and distribute new backpacks and school supplies.
- Spiral ring notebooks
- School uniforms or uniform certificates
- Crayons and markers
- Colored pencils; pens
- Pencil sharpeners
- School binders (2″ or smaller)
- Erasers (assorted colors, shapes and sizes)
- Homework folders
- Flash Cards (Multiplication & Division)
- USB Flash Drives
- Computers and/or Computer Monitors
- Laptops – 2005 and newer
- Mini Staplers and staples
- Mechanical pencils
- Pencil boxes or pouches
- School and scientific calculators – preferably solar
- Graphing calculators – new or used
- 3-ring paper (College and wide-rules)
- Book Covers
- Subject dividers
- Arts and crafts materials
- Gift certificates and vouchers for backpacks, books and supplies.
Next time you are shopping for school supplies for your family why not pick up some extra and send them to School on Wheels! Please call (805) 641-1678 or send an email to Ymelgoza [at] Schoolonwheels.org to make sure we can use your items and how to get them to us.