What Programs Offer Free School Supplies for Homeless Students?

What Programs Offer Free School Supplies for Homeless Students?

Free school supplies are distributed to homeless students by organizations such as The Homeless Children's Education Fund in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the Action Center in Jefferson County, Colorado; and Cradles to Crayons in Boston, Massachusetts, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These programs are typically administered by local non-profits serving low-income and homeless populations.

Most school supply distribution programs are stocked by community school supply drives. To hold a drive, it is important to be familiar with the school supply lists from local schools or work with a non-profit who can provide recommendations. Determine drop off dates and locations, and promote the drive through local media and organizations. Once supplies are collected, drop off the donations at the school or program at a mutually agreeable time.