UPDATE:  Thank you for providing Backpacks & School Supplies and monetary donations for the children in our communities.  Although the official campaign has ended, we accept Backpacks & School Supplies all year round, as these items are always needed.


Our goal is to provide 3,000 children with backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming school year.

How you can help...

1. Shop our Amazon Wishlists and your donated items will be delivered directly to us.

2. Prefer to shop at your local store? Drop off your donation at our office in San Bernardino.

3. Make a $25 donation and we'll provide one child with a backpack.*

*Include the word "backpack" in the comments section on the donation page to designate your donation.

School Supplies Needed

K-2nd Grade


backpack (12-14 in.)

spiral notebook

learn to write paper

construction paper



pencils & erasers

pencil box

safety scissors

glue sticks



3rd-5th Grade


backpack (gender neutral)

3-ring binder & dividers

ruled paper (300 sheets)

composition book

zippered binder pocket

pencils & erasers

colored pencils


black pens

glue sticks

safety scissors

ruler & protractor

Please help us spread the word about our backpack drive. Share the downloadable documents (below) with your teams, email to your network list, share on social media. The more people and organizations we have collecting backpacks and school supplies, the more children we can serve in our community.



Download a Backpack

Drive Flyer


Backpack Drive 8.5 x 11 Flyer pdf

For a custom flyer with your name or logo,

please contact Shari Hunke.

Middle-High School


heavy duty backpacks (gender neutral) 

3-ring binder & dividers

college-ruled paper (300 sheets)

spiral notebooks-college ruled

zippered binder pocket

2 pocket folders

pencils / colored pencils / markers

black pens

glue sticks &scissors


scientific calculator

ruler, protractor & compass

college-ruled composition book

Church Communities

Place an announcment in your bulletin and collect backpacks after services.


Employee Contest

Conduct an employee drive and award prizes to the department who collects the most for the kids.


Get Your Family Involved

Ask your extended family to support your personal backpack drive and when you drop the backpacks off, bring the whole family along with you for a group photo.


Small Business Owners

Charity-based marketing is a proven winner. Place a box in your business to collect backpacks and watch your customers respond to your generosity and community activism.



Contact Us

Children's Fund
348 W. Hospitality Lane, Suite #110
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: 909.379.0000
Fax: 909.379.0006

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