SAFE Back-To-School Drive

small children entering a school bus

Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS) and SafePlace are collecting school supplies for the children living on our campuses, as well as for children in SAFE’s prevention programs. You can help these kids start off the school year with confidence by providing the things they will need to be successful! We will be distributing supplies to kids from ages 4-21 , so we are accepting a wide range of needed supplies.

We are hosting a large outreach event on August 13th for our SAFE prevention programs, so we would love to have donations in by August 8th. We will continue to accept donations through September 1st.

Notebook laying on a desk with pencils and a calculator

Items Needed

  • Backpacks
  • Folders with pockets
  • Notebooks
    • Wide-Ruled and College-Ruled
  • Primary pencils for young children
  • Pens (blue, black, and red)
  • Round point scissors
  • Watercolors
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Dividers
  • Gallon Ziplock bags
  • Tissues
  • Pencil boxes
  • White glue
  • Crayons – 8 large colors
  • Construction Paper
  • Markers
  • Binders sized 1″ – 3″
  • Dividers
  • USB drives
  • Calculators
  • Gift cards to clothing stores like Old Navy, Target, etc. for children to get new clothing for the school year

Thank you for your support!

For more information, please contact Lindsay Contreras at Austin Children’s Shelter, or Erin Cooper at SafePlace. 

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