Top School Supplies Needed

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Help a child and help the future.

Every year, thousands of teachers and students find themselves relying on free school supplies from generous donors, in order to take full advantage of the educational opportunities in front of them.  This year, the YMCA of the Suncoast wants to make sure that every student and every teacher has the chance to get the most out of their education.

From July 23-August 6, our YMCA of the Suncoast locations will be collecting new school supplies to donate to our school age programs and kids in need. Donate and help kids get ready to achieve.

Donating school supplies lessens the burden that many students and teachers face. Many cannot afford traditional school supplies and have no alternative way to receive them. 

We want to ensure the continuing education of every student, regardless of the financial situation that they may currently be facing. If you’d like to donate, but you are at a loss when it comes to what to bring, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Here's some of the most needed school supplies:

No. 2 Pencils

Loose Leaf Notebook Paper

Spiral-bound or Composition Notebooks


Three-ring Binders




Calculators (yes, they still use them!)

Index Cards

Bonus item- Backpacks!

When you donate school supplies to children in need, you are helping kids succeed and helping to build a better future for everyone.  If you are already a member just stop by your local YMCA and tell them you have school supplies that you’d like to share with the community.