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How Often Is This Offered?

Seasonally (Summer)

Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required



More than 24,000 students enrolled in Massachusetts public schools are identified as unhousedness. In addition to tutoring and mentoring, we provide customized backpacks, grade-level books and academic supplies to support more than 6,000 students each year. Volunteer your family, group or company to stage a supply drive - or visit our headquarters to help customize backpacks for students in grades K - college. For a supply drive of your own, we will produce your personal flyer to help get you started. In addition to grade-level books and supplies, our volunteers add a personal note of inspiration into each backpack. 

What's Needed To Complete

Computer, printer, and paper to make flyers/signs. Large cardboard boxes or storage bins to collect donations. Bags or boxes for transporting (or mailing) donated items.

Whose Help Is Required

School, club, business, or any group of children or teens (some adult involvement may be required to help with planning and drop off of collected items).

Special Requirements

All items must be NEW.

How It Makes A Difference

You can make a difference for kids by collecting new backpacks and school supplies for children and teens facing unhousedness to ensure they have what they need to succeed in school. 

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site


Decide when and where to hold your supply drive. To schedule your drive or visit, contact School on Wheels at 508-587-9091 or email to let us know you heard about us through Create the Change® ® ® ®!  We will add you to our "Kids Helping Kids" program, create a flyer with your details (dates, drop-off locations, your group logo if applicable, supplies needed,) and send to you via email.  From there you c  share your personalized flyer within your community or with friends, family,schoolo,l or club!  Some suggestionsare provide below, but you can also visit the" target="_blank" rel="noopenerSchool on Wheels' website to get a list of the most up-to-date needs. Be sure to ask permission before placing donation bins in your selected location(s). Mark the bins clearly with your flyer telling all the details of your drive. Be sure to let people know that items should be new. Put flyers in visible places, as well as on your collection boxes. (Be sure to ask first before posting signs.) Ask family and friends to help spread the word too.  At the end of the collection period, complete our online material donation form so we can send you a receipt/thank you. If you have people who would like a personal receipt/thank you for tax purposes, please list their names and contact details. Mail or schedule a drop off or pick up of your donations to the address below.  School on Wheels of Massachusetts   100 Laurel Street Suite 121 East Bridgewater, MA 02333  span class="phone508.587.9091 SUGGESTED SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED - ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW Quality backpacks for boys & girls K-3, 4-6, and 7-12 grades. Books (new) for boys & girls K - 12 Large Pencil Boxes Zippered Pencil Pouches Fun Pencils Large Erasers Glue Sticks Blunt Children's Scissors Pencil Sharpeners (with cover) Washable Markers Broad Tip (8 pack) Colored Pencils Red Pens Highlighters Flexible Plastic Rulers Mechanical Pencils Index Cards (100 pack) Calculators (square root & scientific) Shiny Pocket Folders Composition Notebooks Single Subject Notebooks 1" Binders Binder Dividers 3-Holed, Lined Paper  

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