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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 Wednesday, August 9!  


School Supply Lists

Items should be newly purchased, gender neutral, and not feature characters or cartoons. Please also note that promotional branded items are not permitted.

  • Small, elementary size, gender neutral backpack
  • Large, secondary size, gender neutral backpack
  • 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
  • Crayons
  • 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 (TI-34 or equivalent)
  • Graphing Calculator (TI 83/84 or equivalent)
  • 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
  • Pritchard, Bieler, Gruver & Willison, P.C., 509 Bethlehem Pike, Suite A, Colmar, PA 18915
  • St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 211 S. Main St, North Wales, PA 19454
  • Montgomery Elementary School, 1221 Stump Road, North Wales, PA 19454
  • BZ Orthodontics, 456 E Hancock St, Lansdale, PA 19446
  • Walsh Pancio LLC, 2028 North Broad Street, Lansdale, PA 19446
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W Main St, Lansdale, PA 19446
  • Eclipse Center for Creative Community, 30 Vine Street, Lansdale, PA 19446
  • Office of State Rep. Liz Hanbidge, 1098 W. Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422
  • Images Salon, 1540 Cowpath Road, Hatfield, PA 19440
  • Office of State Rep. Steve Malagari, 100 West Main Street, Suite 110, Lansdale, PA, 19446
  • Bacco Italian Restaurant, 587 Dekalb Pike, North Wales, PA, 19454
  • Luxor Lifestyle Apartments, 117 S. Broad Street, Lansdale, PA 19446
  • Montgomery Township Police Department, 1001 Stump Road, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
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