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Readers Respond: Where to Find Free School Supplies, Backpacks & More

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The 2012 back-to-school season will be here before you know it. Individuals and organizations can use this page to publicize backpack drives scheduled in your area. If parents need to register in order to receive supplies, please mention that and include a phone number, if possible.

Note to Parents: Please do not use this form to ask for free school supplies. Personal requests will be deleted. If there are no backpack giveaways for your area listed on this page, try entering the name of your city, county, or state and the words "backpack giveaway" or "free school supplies" (in quotes) in your favorite search engine.

The Family Giving Tree in Milpitas, CA

The Family Giving Tree has set a goal of distributing 15,000 backpacks to at-risk students in the Bay area this year. For more information, call (408) 946-3111.
—Guest GivingTree

The United Way of Tri-County

The United Way of Tri-County, located in Framingham, Massachusetts, is hosting its fifth annual backpack drive. To donate or receive items, contact the United Way at (888) 811-3291.
—Guest TriCounty

Sacred Heart's Pack-a-Back 2013

Sacred Heart in San Jose, California, hosts an annual backpack drive. To learn more, visit http://www.sacredheartcs.org/campaigns/packaback2013 or call (408) 278-2160.
—Guest Parent Helper

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