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North Penn 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 8!  


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
  • Colored Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Folders
  • Glue Sticks
  • Spiral Notebooks, 1-Subject (Wide ruled)
  • Spiral Notebooks, 1-Subject (College ruled)
  • No. 2 Pencils
  • Safe Guard, Child Size Scissors
  • 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
  • J.L. Freed Honda, 685 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
  • St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 211 S. Main Street, North Wales, PA 19454
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446
  • Bacco Italian Restaurant, 587 Dekalb Pike, North Wales, PA, 19454
  • Carlee Myers Fitness, 425 W Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446
  • Images Salon, 1540 Cowpath Road, Hatfield, PA 19440
  • Office of PA Representative Liz Hanbidge, 1098 West Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422
  • Upper Gwynedd Fire Department, 660 Garfield Ave, West Point, PA 19486
  • Color Me Mine Montgomeryville, 801 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 19454
  • Office of PA Representative Steve Malagari, 100 West Main Street, Suite 110, Lansdale, PA
  • Montgomery Township Police Department, 1001 Stump Road, Montgomeryville, PA
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