Annual Back to School Drive sponsored by
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Catholic Charities’ Back to School Drive, in Chemung & Schuyler Counties, will run from July 16 – August 21.

Thank you to the following businesses that are collecting backpacks and school supplies for local kids & teens!

Chemung County Drop-off Locations:

Schuyler County Drop-off Locations:

Needed Items:

  • New Backpacks (need at least 525, no wheels)
  • New School Supplies for K-12th Grade Students:

– Binders (1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, 3″ ), Notebooks (5 subject, spiral, composition-black & white only), Folders (2 pocket), Lined Loose Leaf Paper (wide rule)
– Sets of Dividers for Binders, Scissors, Rulers, Glue Sticks, Liquid Glue
– Markers (washable, Sharpies), Dry Erase Markers, Colored Pencils, Crayons (16-24 counts)
– Highlighters, Index Cards, Pens (blue/black), Post-it Notes (3×3 or 2×1 1/2 pack of 100), Scotch tape
– Pencil Cases/Pouches (not plastic boxes), Pencils (#2), Pencil Sharpeners, Erasers (large & pencil top)
– Earbuds (for computer usage), USB Drive (512MB or larger), Scientific Calculators

Thank you for your generosity & support!

The Samaritan Center will be accepting donations (380 S Main St, Elmira; Monday – Friday, 8:30am – Noon & 1pm – 4:30pm). Schuyler Outreach Food Pantry will be accepting donations (112 10th St, Watkins Glen; Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-2pm, Friday, 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.

Other Drop-off Locations in conjunction with Community Broadcasters’ Back to School Supply Drive.