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School Supplies Drive

Mon, August 1 - Thu, August 18

We’re partnering with Newton Neighbors and collecting items to support local kids in need as they get ready for the school year. Please consider donating any of the items listed below at our collection bins in OddFellows, Hummingbird Books, and The Bagel Table between August 1-August 18th. To drop items off, please visit the cash wrap at each business.

Our goal is to collect school supplies for 200 children. Newton Neighbors will distribute the donations to families in Newton and our surrounding community in time for the first day of school. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

We would appreciate donations of the following:

  • Good-quality, new, or gently-used backpacks (backpacks for middle and high school students are the most needed).
    • Please do not donate backpacks with monogrammed names, initials, or company-specific logos.
  • Good-quality, new, or gently-used lunchboxes.
    • Please do not donate lunchboxes with monogrammed names, initials, or company-specific logos.
  • Water bottles
  • New or used graphing calculators
  • Notebooks (composition, spiral or graphing)
  • Pens and pencils
  • $25 gift card to Star Market or Target where families can purchase school supplies.

Items may also be dropped off at any of the Newton-based Village Bank locations listed on their website (Newton locations, only!). If you have any questions or are unable to drop your items off, please e-mail Newton Neighbors by clicking here.