Tag: back to school drive

Jul 20

25 Back to School Needs

It’s back to school season, and our students are in need of brand-new school supplies now more than ever! It is important that our students, no matter the difficult obstacles they are currently facing, are provided with the same educational materials as their peers. Below is a list of the TOP 25 school supplies our students need to kick off the school year.

If you would like to host a back to school supply drive and are interested in receiving our print/promotional materials, please feel free to access them here or email donate@schoolonwheels.org with your request and mailing address. Your generous donation means so much to our students. Please take the time to fill out our material donation form when donating/hosting a back to school supply drive.

We have two drop off locations. Please feel free to drop off any brand-new school supplies to either our Ventura or Los Angeles office Monday – Friday between 10 am to 4 pm. Our Los Angeles location is: 3150 N San Fernando Rd, Ste B Los Angeles, CA 90065 and our Ventura location is 303 N Ventura Ave. Suite D Ventura, CA 93001.

 

  • Pencil cases
  • Markers/Colored Pencils/Crayons
  • Pencils/Erasers/Pencil Sharpeners
  • Wide-Ruled paper
  • Backpacks: bright colors, characters, cartoons
      

 

 

  • Pens/Mechanical Pencils/Erasers
  • Binders
  • Homework folders
  • Flash cards
  • Graphing paper
  • Mini staplers & staples
  • Book covers
  • Subject dividers
  • 3 x 5 Note cards
  • Backpacks: Jansport, solid colors, patterns
 

 

 

  • Pens/Mechanical Pencils/Highlighters
  • Binders
  • Graphing paper
  • Laptops
  • Mini staplers & staples
  • Scientific & graphing calculators
  • Book covers
  • Subject dividers
  • 3 x 5 Note cards
  • Backpacks: Jansport, solid colors, patterns
 
Oct 23

Comerica Cares – 31 Branches take part in Back to School Drive to Benefit Homeless Students

For the 2nd year in a row, Comerica Bank partnered with School on Wheels to gather backpacks and school supplies from its customers and staff.

31 branches throughout Southern California took part in the supply drive and many got creative with their donation boxes which were set up in the banking centers.

Comerica Bank promoted their back to school drive by emailing customers and handing out fliers about the event.

Their drive started on July 1 and ran through to the end of September.  On Oct 6, banking center managers and staff made the treck to Skid Row to present School on Wheels with over 6,000 backpacks, school supplies and equipment.

Lynn Fernandez, Senior Vice President – Retail Bank Administrator had this to say about their now annual event for School on Wheels:

“We appreciate all your organization does for homeless children in our region and are pleased to be able to help support your efforts.”

In addition to the thousands of donations, School on Wheels was also presented with a check from Comerica Bank which will continue to go towards supporting every student we tutor.

School on Wheels relies on the generosity of partners like Comerica to provide backpacks and school supplies to over 6,000 homeless children annually. We appreciate how you personally took on this project and advocated for our students. We know they appreciate the effort by the smile on their faces when they receive brand new backpacks and school supplies that they can call their own.

Thank you so much for your support and dedication to School on Wheels and we look forward to your drive next year.