Annual Backpack & School Supply Drive
July 6 - August 10, 2020
Fill the Bus - Dates coming soon!
Backpack Day for Enfield Kids! - August 14, 2020
HELP ENFIELD KIDS START THE SCHOOL YEAR READY TO LEARN!
ERfC's annual ‘Backpack and School Supply Drive’ begins July 6 through August 10. The drive is a collaborative community effort to make school supplies available to Enfield children in grades K-12 so they are ready to succeed on the first day of school!
New backpacks and supplies will be available for Enfield families who need assistance getting kids ready for school. Backpacks will be distributed on August 14 from 2-4PM at St. Patrick's Hall (64 Pearl Street, Enfield CT). Last year, because of you, we were able to exceed our goal of collecting and filling over 1,000 backpacks for Enfield kids.
On 'Backpack Day!' 2018' over 600 backpacks were given to Enfield students! The remaining backpacks were distributed to all Enfield Public Schools, ERfC administrative office, ECDC, FRC, Youth Services, Saint Patrick's, Saint Bernard's and Saint Martha's for children whose families were not able to attend on Friday, August 17th, 2018.
Drop Off Locations
Enfield Office Suites, 174 South Road, Suite 200
Monday-Friday, 9AM - 5PM
96 Alden Avenue
Tuesday-Wednesday, 8AM - 2:30PM
299 Elm Street
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday & Thursday, 8AM - 8PM
104 Middle Road
Monday-Thursday, 9AM - 8PM
Friday & Saturday, 9AM - 5PM
St. Patrick’s Hall & Rectory
64 Pearl Street
Monday-Friday, 10AM - 1PM
Enfield Station 1 - 200 Phoenix Ave.
Enfield Station 2 - 199 Weymouth Rd.
Shaker Pines - 37 Bacon Rd.
Thompsonville - 35 North Main St.
North Thompsonville - 439 Enfield St.
Hazardville - 385 Hazard Ave.
Monday-Friday, 9AM - 5PM
School Supply List
Backpack bottle of school glue glue sticks two-pocket folders box crayons (12pk) colored markers (wide tip) large sized pink eraser #2 pencils safety scissors (blunt end) dry-erase markers small pencil case or zipper pouch travel sized tissues
Backpack box of crayons (24pk) two-pocket folders scissors colored markers colored pencils #2 pencils large pink erasers pencil sharpener highlighters large glue sticks loose leaf paper (wide-ruled) zippered pouch travel pack tissues
Backpack composition/spiral notebooks 3-ring binder (1 ½” – 2”) binder dividers #2 pencils eraser caps pens (blue or black) 3x5 ruled index cards colored markers colored pencils glue sticks graph paper two-pocket folders loose leaf paper scissors highlighters ruler (inches & centimeters) pencil sharpener book covers scientific calculator compass & protractor
Backpack 1” 3-ring binders #2 pencils mechanical pencils ballpoint pens (blue or black) highlighters binder dividers colored pencils loose leaf paper (college-ruled) composition/spiral notebooks eraser caps 3x5 index cards glue sticks graph paper book covers compass & protractor graphing calculator scientific calculator
Download Supply List HERE
Please call Ryan at (860) 253-9935 if none of the above drop off times work to arrange a time to drop off the supplies. Monetary donations can also be made directly to ERfC at Enfield Office Suites, 174 South Rd Suite 200, Enfield, CT or online below to purchases supplies for the drive.
There are also volunteer opportunities to help kids choose just the right backpack on ‘Backpack Distribution Day’, Friday, August 14 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at St. Patrick’s Hall, 64 Pearl Street as well as August 3 through August 12 to help fill the backpacks. Schedules are flexible!
For more information, to donate, or to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 253-9935.
HELP ENFIELD STUDENTS START THE SCHOOL YEAR READY TO LEARN!
We accept in-kind donations of school supplies, but we also accept monetary donations to shop for school supplies with and volunteer time! Click below to donate through PayPal or Volunteer to help with the Backpack & School Supply Drive.
SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP BELOW!
Don’t have time to shop? We’ll do the shopping for you!
Money donations can be accepted through PayPal above.
We need volunteers to help us organize & fill backpacks from August 3 to August 12.
Volunteers can help transport boxed backpacks to the Backpack Day Location on August 13.
Volunteers are need to help Enfield students pick just the right backpack on August 14!
Email Allyson at email@example.com or call at (860) 253-9935 for more information.