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Back-to-School Backpack Drive

Kids Backing Kids, Inc. is accepting donations for its 1st annual Back-to-School Backpack drive to help kids and families in need.  Donations will help bridge the gap between tight budgets and the cost of back-to-school supplies, which can exceed $100 for some children.


Donations of new school supplies for kids in Wellesley can be dropped off at 165 Linden Street in Wellesley (near Talbots in Linden Square) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays July 29th through August 26th.  

Please see the list below for the types of supplies needed. Additional school supplies are accepted, but our biggest need is for the supplies on this list.

If preferred, online monetary donations to purchase backpacks and supplies can also be made by clicking the Donate Now button above.

24 ct boxes of Crayola crayons

12 ct boxes of #2 pencils; plain, pre-sharpened

12 ct and 24 ct and 50 ct boxes of colored pencils, pre-sharpened

Crayola twistable crayons (traditional colors)

Crayola twistable colored pencils

Expo dry-erase markers (bullet tip, black)

Expo dry-erase markers (fine tip, black)

Expo dry-erase markers (assorted colors)

8 ct packages of Crayola broad line markers

10 ct packages of Crayola fine line markers

8 ct boxes of washable classic color markers

Handheld pencil sharpeners (w/ lid)

Large pink erasers

Pens (blue, red, black)

Highlighters (yellow)

Highlighters (assorted colors)

Highlighters (thin-tipped Sharpie brand, yellow)

Folders, 2-pronged, with bottom pockets (assorted colors)

Folders, not pronged, with two bottom pockets (assorted colors)

Composition notebooks (wide-ruled, black, not spiral)

Composition notebooks (black, not spiral)

Graph paper notebook

Filler paper (wide-rule)

Notebooks (spiral, wide-ruled, 1 subject)

Notebooks (spiral, wide-ruled, 5 subject)

Binder dividers (write-on or with stickers, NO insertable tabs)

Index cards (3x5, lined)

Fiskars scissors (blunt tip, 5”)

Fiskars scissors (pointed tip, 5”)


Earbuds (straight round plug for iPad; not USB)

Plastic 8x5 school boxes

Elmer’s glue (sticks, washable)

Elmer’s glue (bottle)

Clipboards (low profile)

Plastic supply boxes (8x5x2)

Binders (1/2 inch, view, 3-ring, black)

Binders (1/2 inch, view, 3-ring, white)

Binders (1 inch, view, 3-ring, black)

Binders (1 inch, view, 3-ring, white)

Binders (1 inch, view, 3-ring, assorted colors)

Sheet protectors (clear)

Poly expandable 7-pocket file, letter-size with closure (assorted colors)

Stick-on notes (3x3, yellow, 100 ct)

Hand sanitizers (2 oz)

Mini tissue packs

Clorox, Lysol wipes

Boxes of Bandaids

COVID-19 mask

School Supplies Needed