2021 School Supply Drive Success


We would like to share our deepest gratitude for everyone who helped contribute to this year's School Supply Drive sponsored by our incredible community partners at Bank of America. Thanks to your donations and support we surpassed our goal and were able to purchase and pack 2,500 fully stocked backpacks for elementary and middle grades students throughout Buncombe County this year.

These supplies will ensure our students have the materials they need in the classroom and that our families feel supported in the school year ahead. Special thanks to Roonga who supports the bulk purchasing of these supplies and to Harrahs Cherokee Center for allowing us to use their space, to our incredible sponsors at Bank of America for their continued partnership, to all of the incredible interns and volunteers who so graciously shared their time as well as all of our community partners who will distribute these supplies to our students. This is one example of how we choose to live as one, how we choose to Live United in this one-hundredth year of our organization in community in Buncombe County.

Check out the faces of this year's pack-n-sort event

If you're interested in accessing supplies for your student, please see a full list of community distribution partners below. If your child is part of a community school in Buncombe County, they can also connect with their Community School Resource Coordinator. If you're not connected to these partners or schools, we also invite you to call 211, our free and confidential information and resource line to be connected with the closest available resources to you. 

Distribution Partners

ACS: Family Resource Center

ACS: Youth in Transition Program

Asheville High School

Asheville Middle School

BCS: Migrant Education Program

BCS: Youth in Transition Support for Homeless Students

Big Brothers Big Sisters WNC

Buncombe Alternatives Inc.

Caring for Children

Catholic Charities

Children First / CIS

Christine Avery Learning Center

Colaborativa la Milpa

Community Care of North Carolina

Delta House Life Development of Asheville

Eblen Intermediate

Enka Intermediate

Enka Middle School

Erwin Middle School

Horizons of Carolina Day School

Housing Authority FSS Day Program


Montford North Star Academy

My Daddy Taught Me That

My Sistah Taught Me That

North Buncombe Middle School

North Windy Ridge Intermediate School

Owen Middle School

Project Lighten Up Virtual Learning Academy

Reynolds Middle School

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club

Umoja Health, Wellness, and Justice Collective

Verner Center for Early Learning


YMCA: 21st Century / Horizons Program

Youth Artists Empowered

Youthful Hand