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North Penn Strong Community Build-A-Bag

How to Get Involved

Build-A-Bag Supply Lists

Below you will find supply lists with items that will be included in donated backpacks. These lists have been developed and reviewed by teachers and administrators. For this reason, we ask that you do your best to stick to the lists provided below when purchasing donations.

To ensure enough time to sort and inventory supplies, fill backpacks & distribute to families, please note that the drive ends on Monday, August 16!  


School Supply Lists

Please note that elementary size backpacks are not currently needed as they have been generously donated by Costco of Montgomeryville.

Items should be newly purchased and gender neutral. Please also note that promotional branded items are not permitted.

  • Large, secondary size, gender neutral color backpack (see example)
  • Earbud Headphones
  • Ruler
  • Block erasers
  • Composition Book (Wide ruled)
  • Composition Book (College ruled)
  • Washable Markers
  • Highlighters
  • Notecards
  • Binders (1-1.5 inch)
  • Dividers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Folders (3 Prong)
  • Folders (Pockets)
  • Glue Sticks
  • Spiral Notebooks, 1-Subject (Wide ruled)
  • No. 2 Pencils
  • Safe Guard, Child Size Scissors
  • Simple Scientific Calculator


Where to Drop Off School Supply Donations

Below is a list of local businesses and organizations that have partnered with us to serve as donation sites. You may visit any of the locations below to drop off school supplies for the drive (view list of items needed here). This list has been developed and reviewed by North Penn teachers and administrators. For this reason, we ask that you do your best to stick to the list provided when purchasing donations.

  • NPSD Educational Services Center, 401 E. Hancock St. Lansdale, PA 19446
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