The 2021 School Supply Drive has officially ended
THANK YOU for all of your Contributions, and to our exclusive Sponsor, Bank of America!
We can't thank you all enough for your contributions to our students and families during this time. Our 2021 School Supply Drive was a success thanks to all of your incredible support and the sponsorship of Bank of America. Together we raised 2,500 fully stocked backpacks to send our students back to school fully prepared for the year ahead! If you're interested in learning more about how to access fully stocked backpacks, please see the full list of Distribution Partners Supporting Youth through the School Supply Drive below and reach out to one of those organizations for support OR call our Community Resource Specialists at 211.
And special thanks to everyone who showed up to help with this year's pack-n-sort. Check out some of the faces HERE.
About The School Supply Drive
The beginning of a school year is always an incredible financial hurdle for many families as they prepare students with the supplies to learn, grow, and succeed in the classroom. In light of the additional economic setback from the continued effects of the COVID pandemic, the need to support our families and ensure our students have the tools they need is even greater.
Since 2007, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County and our volunteer center Hands On Asheville-Buncombe have set out to rally community support around our elementary and middle grades students with the annual School Supply Drive. Our collective efforts alongside donors and community partners have helped over 18,500 students walk into the classroom fully prepared. With your generosity and our ability to purchase supplies in bulk, this has translated into $1 million+ worth of school supplies for our students, reminding our families that they're not alone and that we will work to ensure all young people have an equal opportunity to show up with the supplies they need to succeed.