PHOENIX — Below is an extensive list of events and organizations that provide assistance to parents in need of school supplies for their children.
Please check with each organization before arriving to make sure they are able to assist in your specific area of need. School counselors are another good resource for advice on organizations that help children in your specific area.
Tools 4 Schools
Tools 4 Schools annual event has impacted over 40,000 students and family members by providing them with school college prep workshops, a free meal and the supplies needed for their education, such as book bags, notebooks, writing utensils and more. The event is free and open to the public.
The 7th Annual Tools 4 School will occur on Saturday, July 27, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix (7050 South 24th Street).
Maricopa County Salvation Army Family Services
This charity helps distribute school supplies such as backpacks and writing materials to students in need. They also offer financial aid, job programs and low cost family stores.
Click here for additional information.
Arizona Rise and Dream Foundation
For applications and information on services, call
Military Back to School Brigade
17464 N. 25th Ave., Suite A-1
Phoenix, AZ 85023
Only students that have military or veterans parents can get help.
FIBCO Family Services Homeless Outreach
141 E Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ 85034-2223
Main phone - (602) 385-3900
Tempe Youth Resource Center
17 E 7th St.
Tempe, Arizona 85281
The youth center provides back-to-school supply giveaway events, summer camps and other resources for students.
ICM Food and Clothing Bank
501 S 9th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3111
Phone - (602) 254-7450
A free food pantry and clothing closet are on site.
Boys & Girls Club- “Back to School Outreach”
715 W. 5th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
July 27, 2019 8:00am-10:40am
Checkered Flag Foundation- “Tools for School”
South Mountain Community College
7050 S. 24th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042
July 27, 2019 / 7:00-11:00am
14th Annual Streets of Destiny Back to School Community
3444 E. Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ 85008
July 27, 2019 / 9:00am-2:00pm
Phoenix Rescue Mission – “Back to School Event”
Jack L. Kuban Elementary School
3201 W. Sherman Street
Phoenix, AZ 85009
July 27, 2019 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(602) 346-3347 – Catie Hamman
2702 E. Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Foster Family Specific Resources for Back to School Supplies & Clothing
Arizona Family Resources
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation
360 E. Coronado, Suite 190
Phoenix, AZ 85004