Back-to-School Drive

As we prepare for the 2023-2024 school year, KVC wants to ensure that each child in our care is fully prepared when they return to school in the fall. Over the summer months, we invite you to extend a helping hand to children in your local community by donating new backpacks, pens, pencils, calculators, binders and more to your local KVC office!

By donating a backpack filled with new school supplies, you are giving a child the best possible start to a successful school year! You are also providing positive memories during a difficult time for a child.

Gather your friends, co-workers, neighbors, book club, or church group and host a donation drive! Ask friends and family to donate the supplies and have a backpack filling party to prepare backpacks for children in your community. Click here to purchase school supplies on our Amazon Wishlist!

KVC Back to School Supply Drive

Here is the list of supplies we are collecting so that each child can have a positive start to their school year:


Crayola colored pencils (pre-sharpened), composition notebooks, one subject notebooks, paper, scissors, crayon’s, glue sticks, #2 pencils, headphones (not ear buds), thin dry erase markers, washable markers, highlighters, plastic folders (blue, red, green), wide ruled spiral notebooks, pink pearl erasers, zipper pouch, hand sanitizer, tissues, pencil box, graph paper, watercolor paints, baby wipes, Clorox wipes, unisex backpacks, paper towels, Ziploc gallon bags, construction paper, KinderMat 2-inch thick 


Colored pencils, paper, notebooks (blue, red, green), pencils, highlighters, binders, notebook paper (wide ruled), headphones, black expo markers, multi-colored highlighters, erasers, glue, 3-prong plastic folders, zipper pouch, backpack, lunch box, re-useable water bottle, hand sanitizer, crayons, markers, sanitizing wipes, Ziploc slider storage quart bags and sandwich bags, paper towels, fragrance-free baby wipes, black pens, graph paper 

High School

Colored pencils, composition notebooks, notebook paper (college ruled), scissors, crayons, #2 pencils, headphones, dry erase markers, colored markers, highlighters, pink pearl erasers, 3-prong plastic folders, zipper pouch glue sticks, backpack, two subject notebooks, lunchbox, re-useable water bottles, binders, hand sanitizer, pencil box, sanitizing wipes, tissues, black pens 

If you would like to donate supplies, items can be dropped off at the KVC Kentucky office location nearest you. To find a local office, please visit our locations page.

We know the summer months are a busy time, so if you don’t have time to shop, please consider helping by making an online donation noted for the back-to-school supply drive, and our volunteers will do the shopping for you! Rest assured that all designated donations will go directly towards purchasing school supplies for children and youth in foster care and receiving behavioral health services with KVC Kentucky.