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Back-To-School Drive

July 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - August 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Preparing for the first day of school is an exciting time for a child.

However, many of the children we serve do not have the funds for essential back-to-school items.  Give our children the tools they need to start their school year off with confidence.  Your donation will help fill a backpack with back-to-school essentials or if you prefer to fill it yourself, see our wish list below. (Monetary donations are also accepted. You can donate only by clicking here.)

Items May Be Dropped Off to our Roxborough Campus 5301 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19128 Monday Through Friday 9am—5pm. For questions or concerns, please contact Alysia Robinson,Executive Assistant and Office Manager to the CEO at 215-482-1423 ext. 1200 or arobinson@northernchildren.org.

If you have an extremely large number of bags or supplies to donate, please kindly call us at (215) 482-1423 or email us in advance to let us know you are coming! If you’re unable to come during the above times, please let us know, as we may be able to make special arrangements.

Our School Supply Wish List Includes:

• Backpacks
• Washable markers
• Colored pencils
• Crayola crayons (24 box)
• Standard pink erasers
• #2 yellow pencils (sharpened)
• Pens
• Elmer’s jumbo glue sticks
• Bottle of glue
• Baby wipes
• Napkins
• Paper towels
• Boxes of tissues 

• Liquid hand soap
• Hand sanitizer
• Re-sealable zipper storage bags (gallon quart & sandwich sizes)
• Play/activity books
• Composition note-books (children need multiple supply)
• Pocket folders
• Dry erase markers
• Dry erase eraser
• Zip pencil bag
• Reams of paper
• Play-doh 

• Blunt tip Fiskars scissors
• Post-it notes
• Clip board
• Pencil box
• Pencil sharpener
• Spiral notebooks (wide ruled)
• Highlighters
• Red pencils
• Scotch tape
• Book socks
• Rulers (in. & cm.)
• Index cards 



July 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am
August 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Northern Children’s Services


Northern Children’s Services
5301 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States