donate supplies

If you want to help but can't cover a student's entire school supply list, donating school supplies is another wonderful way to help.

Some of the school supplies we can use include:

  • backpacks
  • headphones
  • filler paper
  • graphing paper
  • 2-pocket plastic folders
  • 1.5" binders
  • #2 pencils
  • ballpoint pens
  • scientific calculator
  • graphing calculator (new or used)

You can drop off items at Hollee's home in St. Michael or at Wright County Human Services (1004 Commercial Drive in Buffalo). If you plan to drop off supplies, please e-mail

ways to help

"adopt" a student
Volunteer to cover a student's full school supply list and backpack. We typically have several ages of students to choose from. You can drop off the supplies in St. Michael or Buffalo. Please e-mail us or join our Facebook page if you would like to help.
donate school supplies
Drop off school supplies to meet some of the needs of students. Suggested items are on the list to the left. You can drop off the supplies in St. Michael or Buffalo, but please e-mail us for drop-off information.
have a backpack-filling event
Friends, co-workers, family members, church members, childcares, and more have enjoyed putting together backpacks for Project Pencils. It's a great way to celebrate a birthday, boost team morale, celebrate a family reunion, incorporate service-learning, or bring your friends together.
help with backpack distribution
We will be distributing backpacks to families on Saturday, August 22 from 8 -11 a.m. and on Tuesday, August 25 from 5-8 p.m. in St. Michael. Please contact us if you would like to help.
Donate securely through PayPal, even without a PayPal account. 100% of donations are used to purchase supplies for students.