Wilder school supply drive

Tools for School Success Backpack Drive

An Annual Project to Provide School Supplies to Students Served by Wilder

Through the Tools for School Success backpack drive, volunteers and donors gather backpacks and supplies to make sure that every student served by Wilder has school supplies. 

A core priority of Wilder is preparing and enabling low income children and their families to succeed in school, work and life. Providing backpacks and school supplies to the children who are served and touched by Wilder means these kids are better equipped to start the school year on track and focus on learning.

Thank you to everyone who helps make this drive possible!

Laura Brown

  • This year’s drive ran from Aug. 1–16. Thanks to our volunteers and donors, Wilder gathered 1,506 backpacks for the students we serve!

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Thank You to our Tools for School Success Partners!

Thank you to the following organizations and businesses for hosting school supply drives for Wilder in 2018!

Partners in Wilder's Tools for School Success backpack drive

Thank you to our 2018 Tools for School Success partners!

Get Involved


We welcome financial contributions to the supply drive yearround! In addition to donated supplies, we purchase items to ensure that every student served by Wilder has supplies. Just mark "School Supply Drive" on your donation.

Host a Supply Drive

Organize a supply drive at your office, school or faith community and multiply your impact. Our 2018 school supply drive has ended; check back for updates about next year's drive. Contact Laura Brown at laura.brown@wilder.org or 651-280-2445 if you have questions about the 2019 school supply drive.


Fill a Backpack

We welcome backpacks and school supplies from individual community members during the annual school supply drive. The 2018 backpack drive has ended. Due to space limitations, we can only accept school supply donations during the annual drive. Check back for information about the 2019 school supply drive.


If you have questions, or if you or your business would like to host a drive, please contact Laura Brown at laura.brown@wilder.org and 651-280-2445. Thank you for helping make the Tools for School Success supply drive possible!