Drop off school supplies at your local Y


We are excited to announce our partnership with Simon Says Give, an organization founded by one amazing kid named Mandi Simon who at age seven, knew she wanted to make a difference.

Mandi started Simon Says Give with the idea that every child deserves a birthday party. She has expanded efforts to include High Five for Supplies, a program where school supplies are collected to fill backpacks for local children in need of assistance as they go back to school. Last year Simon Says Give filled an impressive 1,000 backpacks.

With your donation, we can help Simon Says Give achieve its goal of 10,000 backpacks this year. From August 4-14, drop off new school supplies in the donation box at your local Y for the third annual High Five for Supplies backpack drive.

The typical supplies that are needed include:

  • Backpacks for boys and girls
  • #2 pencils
  • Pens
  • Erasers
  • Pocket folders
  • Scissors
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Rulers
  • Calculators
  • Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Paint sets
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil boxes
  • Glue
  • Glue Sticks
  • Index cards
  • Three-ring binders
  • Other basic school supplies

Stay tuned for more details on the August backpack drive!