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Free School Supplies Near Me

Last Updated on November 24, 2022 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

If you are worrying about school supplies for your kids when it’s the back-to-school time of the year, you may find some programs provide free supplies.

Back 2 School provides school supplies to underprivileged children. They have provided school supplies for more than 9,000,000 children through partnerships with schools, government agencies and community groups since our inception. These supplies are distributed in the form back2school kits that contain approximately 30 school supplies for each grade.

They distribute most of the kits at summer events but they give them out all year. This program requires thousands of volunteers and man-hours. They also need the support of many businesses and individuals.

Back 2 School Kits Free Supplies Programs 

Back 2 School Kits Free Supplies Programs 

These are programs such as: Buy-A-Kit, Build-A-Kit, Win School Supplies for an Entire School Contest and We Appreciate Teachers Contest.

Buy-A-Kit

You can give school supplies to local children through your church, family, or community organization. You can purchase one of our Back 2 School kits for only $22.50 Each kit includes approximately 30 basic supplies. Click on the links below to see a complete list of the contents of each kit.

They will gladly help you choose the organization and delivery if you purchase a kit. You can pick your organization and pick them up at our office during regular business hours. They can offer free shipping to any location for large orders (over 100)

Four Types of Kits

Holiday Kits

The Holiday Edition of the Buy-A-Kit Program is now available. Now you can decorate the boxes and wrap them in a gift box. You will receive the following holiday package:

  • Wrapping paper – Pre-cut sheets available in a variety of festive styles
  • Rolls of adhesive tape
  • Assorted holiday themed stickers available in a variety of designs (snowflakes and gingerbread people, pine trees, snowmen..).
  • Back 2 School America logo stickers

Each Holiday package includes enough supplies to make 100 kits. The package cost is $250

Build-A-Kit

This is your chance to make a difference and build school supplies kits for children from low-income households. This is a great event for corporate team building or fun activities for community groups.

Please note that you can host a Build-A-Kit event at any time of the year, not just during the traditional back-to-school-season. To complete each kit, you will need $22.50*

  1. Choose the Organization that you would like to receive the kits.
  2. Select the type and number of kits you want. There are four types, each one suitable for a specific grade. All supplies are shipped bulk together with cardboard boxes and plastic handles. Each box contains approximately 30 items.
  3. You can choose where the supplies will be sent, such as your office, warehouse or retail location. Or you can assemble them yourself on the spot where they will go to distribute, such as a school, church or other community group.

Four Types of Kits

Free shipping of materials to your assembly site. They will charge a per-pallet fee if they arrange to pick up the kits and deliver them to the school/organization. 

Build-A-Kit Program – Holiday Edition

The Holiday Edition of the Build-A-Kit Program is now available. All the features of a regular Build-A-Kit are included. Now you can decorate the boxes and wrap them in gift bags. You will receive the following holiday package:

  • Wrapping paper – Pre-cut sheets available in a variety of festive styles
  • Rolls of adhesive tape
  • Assorted holiday themed stickers available in a variety of designs (snowflakes and gingerbread people, pine trees, snowmen..).
  • Back 2 School America logo stickers

Each Holiday package includes enough supplies to make 100 kits. The package cost is $250

Low-Cost Internet & Computers and Free School Supplies – Internet Essentials by Comcast

low-cost Internet & Computers

The digital divide affects millions of families and can be a barrier to children receiving a top-quality education. Comcast has partnered with us to provide low-cost, high speed internet access through their Internet Essentials program. There are two options: a Chromebook and a low-cost laptop.

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