Student Wish List

Every homeless child that we meet receives a backpack filled with school supplies. In 2014 we distributed over 5,000 backpacks to students in Southern California.

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.


  • Backpacks
  • Spiral ring notebooks
  • Lined Paper (College-ruled and Wide-ruled)
  • 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 (Window 7, 2008 OS or newer) and/or flat-panel monitors
  • Laptops – Window 7, 2008 OS or 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
  • Atlases
  • 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 donate [at] to make sure we can use your items and how to get them to us.

Click Here to Donate a New Backpack and/or School Supplies.