Back-to-School Supply Drives on Long Island – Please Support these Terrific Programs!

Long Island Backpack/School Supplies Donation Programs

Backpack with school supplies

Operation Homefront: Back to School Brigade Program

Collection End Date:  August 6, 2013

Please use link below to Operation Homefront website for information and check out Dollar Tree Stores link below to see where you can donate at your nearest store.

UJA Federation of New York

Collection End Date:  August 16, 2013

Please visit their website using the link below for information on how to donate and for the ability to register to volunteer to assist in packing the backpacks which begins on August 20.

UJA Federation
Solomon Schechter School of Long Island
6 Cross Street
Williston Park, New York 11596

Pronto Long Island, Inc.: Backpack Program

Collection End Date: August 22, 2013

Distribution will include college students who are struggling with tuition and supply costs.

Items Especially Needed: Composition Notebooks, loose leaf paper, tab inserts, binders, markers, highlighters, backpacks, pocket folders, glue sticks, crayons, pens, pencils, scissors, rulers and calculators.

Drop off may be done Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pronto Long Island, Inc.
128 Pine Aire Drive
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless/Every Child’s Dream/Holiday Magic:  Backpack Pirates

Collection End Date:  August 22, 2013

The Long Island Coalition for the Homeless, through a partnership with Holiday Magic and Every Child’s Dream, will distribute backpacks and school supplies for more than 1,000 children in need on Long Island.  Visit the website using the link below and click on the tab marked “Backpack Pirates” for information on drop-off sites and items needed.

For Questions, contact Dylan Levene at the LI Coalition:  516-742-7770 x.11

Family Service League: Backpacks for Back to School

Collection End Date: August 23, 2013

Items Especially Needed: Boxes of Pencils, Crayons, Markers, and Colored Pencils; Marble Composition Books, Packages of Loose Leaf Paper, 1-Subject Notebooks, 3-Subject Notebooks, 1” Three-ring Binders, Backpacks

Note: Items must be NEW and in original packaging.

Our Family Center Drop-Off Locations:

The Olsten Family Center, 790 Park Avenue, Huntington
The Iovino South Shore Family Center, 1444 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore
The Brookhaven Family Center, 1490 William Floyd Parkway, East Yaphank
The Riverhead Family Center, 208 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead

John Thiessen Children’s Foundation: Back to School Program

Collection End Date: August 23, 2013

Please call before dropping off donations

1881 Wantagh Avenue
Wantagh, NY 11793

United Way of Long Island: Stuff-a-Bus Program

Collection End Date: August 23, 2013

UWLI accepts donated school supplies which will be distributed to children in under-served school districts.  Preferred items include backpacks, lunch boxes, notebooks, pocket folders, pens, pencils, washable markers, pencil cases, crayons, glue/glue sticks, scissors, rulers and hand wipes.  Donations may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at:

United Way of Long Island
819 Grand Boulevard
Deer Park, 11729

Long Island Food Not Bombs

Collection End Date: Ongoing

For Information and Drop Off  Locations:

Long Island Cares, Inc.: School Tools Program Operation

Collection End Date: Ongoing

Long Island Cares, Inc.
10 Davids Drive (Harry Chapin Way)
Hauppauge, NY 11788-2039

Family & Children’s Association

Collection End Date: Ongoing

Items Needed: Backpacks, notebooks (marble and spiral), markers, pencils and crayons, binders, looseleaf paper, construction paper, scotch tape, glue sticks, small staplers, book covers, lunch boxes, portfolios, and calculators.

Family & Children’s Association
100 E. Old Country Road Suite 25, 2nd Floor
Mineola, NY 11501
516-746-0350 Ext. 336


Compiled by the Long Island Volunteer Center as a community service. Send updates/corrections to

Updated: August 1, 2013


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