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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 or provided to our guidance departments to be distributed as needed. 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 Thursday, August 11!  


School Supply Lists

Items should be newly purchased and gender neutral. Please also note that promotional branded items are not permitted. At this time we have enough elementary school backpacks to help all students, so we ask that any backpacks purchased are sized for secondary students. 

  • Large, secondary size, gender neutral backpack (example 1, example 2)
  • 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
  • Graphing Calculator (TI 83/84 or equivalent)
  • Lunchboxes
  • Chromebook sleeves/cases (Chromebooks at NPSD are 12")
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair combs/brushes
  • Hairties
  • Personal Tissue Packs
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Reusable water bottles


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.

  • NPSD Educational Services Center, 401 E. Hancock St. Lansdale, PA 19446
  • BZ Orthodontics, 456 E. Hancock Street Lansdale, PA 
  • Pritchard, Bieler, Gruver, & Willison PC, 590 Bethlehem Pike Suite A, Colmar, PA 18915
  • Planet Fitness Montgomeryville, 751 Horsham Road, Lansdale, PA 19446
  • Planet Fitness Lansdale, 1758 Allentown Road, Lansdale, PA 19446
  • J.L. Freed Honda, 685 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
  • Offices of Rep. Steve Malagari, 100 West Main Street, Suite 100, Lansdale, PA 19446
  • HealthSource of North Penn, 632 E. Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446
  • The Zach Behr Team - Keller Williams Real Estate, 910 Harvest Drive, Suite 100, Blue Bell, PA 19422
  • St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 211 S Main Street, North Wales, PA 19454
  • Univest Blue Bell, 694 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 1942
  • Univest Lansdale, 120 Forty Foot Road, Hatfield, PA, 19440
  • Univest Line Lexington, 990 Bethlehem Pike, Line Lexington, PA 18932
  • Univest Montgomeryville, 986 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
  • Eclipse Center for Creative Community, 30 Vine Street, Lansdale, PA 19446
  • Bacco Italian Restaurant, 587 Dekalb Pike, North Wales, PA 19454
  • Montgomery Township Police Department, 1001 Stump Road, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
  • Images Salon, 1540 Cowpath Road, Hatfield, PA, 19440
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