School Supply

This year, our goal is to fill over 1,000 backpacks for the children in our care and we need your help!

Group of kids with new school supplies
Three kids with new backpacks

2024 School Supply Drive

Each year, DePelchin Children’s Center sends our kids back to school with backpacks filled with the supplies they need to succeed.

Please consider hosting a school supply drive at your office, with your community group, or with family and friends. You can also use DePelchin’s Amazon Wish List to purchase supplies and have them shipped directly to our office.

Thank you for giving kids in foster care — and all our DePelchin children — the tools they need to thrive this coming school year.

How to Help:

Collect and Deliver Most Needed Items

  • Mesh or clear backpacks
  • Composition books
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Notebook paper
  • Binders
  • Crayons and Colored pencils
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Highlighters
  • Glue sticks and Liquid glue
Click here for a printable flyer with our full list of our most needed supplies.

Send Supplies through Amazon Wish List

Unable to host a drive or drop off supplies in person? No problem! Purchase supplies through our Amazon Wish List and have them delivered directly to DePelchin.

Volunteer for This Project

If you are interested in helping us in our School Supply Drive, you can easily sign up for a volunteer shift here.

More Information:


In order to send all of our children back to school with the tools they need to succeed, all school supplies must be received by July 18. Our drop off location and hours are included below.

Contact Us

Please email Corrina Jimenez, Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager, at for any questions or to learn about volunteer opportunities.

A little boy ready for school
Shelves full of backpacks

Drop Off Information

DePelchin Donation Station
200 Sandman Street
Houston, TX 77007

Drop Off Hours

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM