Annual Back to School Drive

Catholic Charities and the Economic Opportunity Program (EOP) are working together to host a Back to School Drive from July 27 – August 24, 2020 at the following locations:

Chemung County Drop-off Locations:

Schuyler County Drop-off Locations:

Thank you for your generosity & support!

Catholic Charities’ Samaritan Center will be accepting donations (380 S Main St, Elmira): Monday – Friday, 10am– noon.
Schuyler Outreach Food Pantry will be accepting donations (112 10th St, Watkins Glen): Tuesday & Friday, 9am-2pm, Thursday, noon-4pm.
Monetary donations may be sent to Catholic Charities (215 E Church St, Elmira, NY 14901) or made online. Please indicate Back to School Drive and specify which county you’d like to support.
Economic Opportunity Program will be accepting donations (650 Baldwin St, Elmira): Monday – Thursday, 8:15am – 5:45pm.

Needed Items – New School Supplies for Pre-K-12th Grade Students: (Shop online & ship right to us via

  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons (24 count)
  • Erasers
  • Folders (2 pocket)
  • Headphones
  • Paper (loose-leaf, wide-ruled)
  • Pens (blue or black ink)

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Pre-registration will be required to receive supplies. Click here for more information.