Thank you to all who participated! You donated enough supplies and backpacks to pack over 600 backpacks in Chemung & Schuyler Counties! Thank you!!

Annual Back to School Drive sponsored by
Excellus Logo

Catholic Charities and the Economic Opportunity Program (EOP) are working together to host a Back to School Drive from July 16 – August 17 at the following locations:

Chemung County Drop-off Locations:

Schuyler County Drop-off Locations:

Thank you for your generosity & support!

Catholic Charities’ Main Office will be accepting donations (215 E St, Elmira; Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – noon & 1pm – 4pm; Friday, 8:30am – 1pm).
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.
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:

Pre-K to 2nd Grade:

  • Crayons
  • Glue Sticks
  • Folders
  • Markers (washable)
  • Composition Notebook – Wide Ruled
  • Pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Erasers
  • Pencil box
  • Scissors (blunt tip)

3rd– 6th Grade:

  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Pencil Pouch
  • Crayons
  • Highlighter
  • Glue Sticks
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Spiral Notebooks – wide ruled
  • 2-pocket Folders
  • Colored Pencils or markers
  • 1-pack loose-leaf paper
  • Scissors (child-sized)

7th-12th Grade:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Cap erasers
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Colored pencils
  • Highlighter
  • 3 Ring Binders with Pockets (1 1/2“ or 2”)
  • Dividers
  • Binder Supply Holder
  • 2-pocket folders
  • Spiral notebook
  • 3X5 index cards
  • 3 Packs of loose leaf paper
  • Earbuds
  • USB Stick

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