Every August, we mobilize the community to donate and/or collect school supplies to ensure that all children go back to school with the material supplies needed for academic success.
This year's drive is set for August 10-24, 2019! You may drop off your donations at any branch of our three partners by August 24th: Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, Chelsea Groton Bank, and Dime Bank.
Or you may drop off school supply donations directly at the United Way office at 283 Stoddards Wharf Road in Gales Ferry. If dropping off donations at United Way, please do so by Friday, August 23.
You can also support our local students by running your own drive. Consider setting up a few collection boxes at your business or organization to collect supplies from your employees and/or customers. Promote the drive on internal staff emails or to customers via your social media networks. Even easier is to share United Way's own social media posts to your networks. Click here to download a poster to help promote your drive.
The most-needed items for students that we hear from teachers are: backpacks, pencils, erasers, rulers, crayons, highlighters, sharpeners, binders, and loose leaf paper.
Thank you to our three partners!