How to Donate School Supplies to Children in Need

Donate school supplies and help children in need head back to school!Catholic Charities is now accepting school supplies for the families we serve. You can help children in need prepare for the upcoming school year — either in person or virtually — by dropping off school supplies at our designated locations.

Please see the information below for drop off information and a list of needed supplies:

Drop off locations and times

Guadalupe Center (326 S. Jensen Drive, Houston, TX 77003 | MAP)
Monday and Wednesday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Beacon of Hope Center (4700 Broadway, Suite F-103, Galveston, TX 77551 | MAP)
Monday and Wednesday between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Richmond/Fort Bend
Mamie George Community Center (1111 Collins Road, Richmond, TX 77469 | MAP)
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

School Supply List

  • Any backpacks for elementary-aged students
  • Baby wipes
  • Ballpoint pens (blue, black, and red)
  • Binders (3 rings of all sizes)
  • Boxes of Kleenex/tissue
  • Clear backpacks for older students
  • Colored pencils
  • Colorful construction paper
  • Colorful markers (any size and any amount)
  • Composition books
  • Dividers
  • Erasers
  • Folders with pockets and brads (all colors)
  • Glue sticks (all sizes)
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Manila paper pack 9”x12”
  • Notebook paper (college-ruled and wide-ruled)
  • Paper towels
  • Pencil bag/pouch
  • Pencils (mechanical or regular)
  • Rulers
  • School scissors
  • Watercolors with brush
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disposable masks
  • Clorox Wipes

Shop Catholic Charities' Amazon Charity List to purchase school supplies for children in need.

Make a Gift

You can help the children and families in need be prepared for the new school year, no matter if they are learning in the classroom or at home. Make a gift online to Catholic Charities and help the families we serve.

Make a Gift

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