JULY 15 - AUGUST 15

Showing up on the first day of school without the proper tools can make a child look and feel different from classmates, which can cause embarrassment and stress. Which is why the Samaritas Backpack Drive is so critical. This collective effort helps children, in already challenging situations, overcome barriers and highlights our mission-focused imperative to create ripples of positive transformation throughout Michigan.

Give Supplies   Give to Samaritas

We'll be collecting new backpacks, notebooks, pens, crayons, tablets, and more through our Amazon Wishlist. These items will then be distributed to all the youth in our care, including: foster kids, youth who live in our family homeless shelters, the children in our family preservation programs and those who live in our affordable living communities.

Elementary

·  Age-appropriate character themed backpacks are acceptable, but others depicting popular characters like those from Marvel, Paw Patrol, etc. are allowed also.

·  Recommended school supplies for this age group may include: crayons, safety scissors, no. 2 pencils, colored pencils, markers, notebooks, pocket folders, erasers, glue, glue sticks, pencil sharpener, index cards, pencil pouch/box

High School

·  Solid colored or patterned backpacks are preferred.

·  Recommended school supplies for this age group may include: graphing calculator, loose leaf paper (college ruled), ball point pens (blue, black, red), highlighters, No. 2 pencils, erasers, Sharpies, pocket folders, 3-ring binders, rulers, pencil sharpeners, index cards, pencil pouch/box, notebooks, sticky notes, tablet.

Middle School

·  Solid colored or patterned backpacks are preferred.

·  Recommended school supplies for this age group may include: calculators, loose leaf paper (college ruled), ball point pens (blue, black, red), highlighters, No. 2 pencils, erasers, colored pencils, Sharpies, pocket folders, 3-ring binders, glue sticks, rulers, pencil sharpeners, index cards, pencil pouch/box, calculator, notebooks, tablet.

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Are you or a loved one interested in giving to Samaritas?
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Giving By Mail

Pay to the order of: Samaritas
8131 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48214