What is Build-A-Bag?
More and more families in the North Penn School District (NPSD) need help each year in providing basic school supplies for their children. To help combat the problem, four community superpowers have formed an alliance to make sure every student has the supplies they need to have a successful 2018-2019 school year through the North Penn Community Build-A-Bag Backpack and School Supply Drive. With the help of the community, filled backpacks will be privately and anonymously given to students by school staff at the beginning of the school year and throughout as needed.
The NPSD, NPSD Educational Foundation, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Montgomery County and the Community Health & Youth Foundation have teamed up to partner with local businesses and organizations to bring this drive to life. Through these partnerships, supply collection sites will be designated throughout the summer across the community. Please see below for a list of these local partners and their locations. At each collection site, you will find a bin marked with the North Penn Community Build-A-Bag logo to drop off backpacks and school supplies through August 10.
What Items Can I Donate?
If you would like to donate to the North Penn Community Build-A-Bag Drive, please consider purchasing the items below, as they are the items in highest demand for our students in need. PLEASE TRY TO KEEP SUPPLIES GENDER NEUTRAL.
Elementary School Supplies:
Backpacks, binders, colored pencils, crayons, dry erase markers, erasers, folders, glue, notebooks, pencils, scissors
Secondary School Supplies:
Large backpacks, binders, dividers, erasers, folders, loose leaf paper, highlighters, notebooks, pencils
Where Can I Drop Off Items?
Backpacks and school supplies may be dropped off at any of the following community partner locations below through August 10.
- NPSD Educational Services Center
401 E. Hancock St. Lansdale, PA 19446
- The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Montgomery County
217 Church Rd. North Wales, PA 19454
- QNB Bank
127 Bethlehem Pk. Colmar, PA 18915
Univest Bank990 Bethlehem Pk. Line Lexington, PA 18932
986 Bethlehem Pk. Montgomeryville, PA 18936
120 Forty Foot Rd. Hatfield, PA 19440
- North Wales Area Library
233 S. Swartley St. North Wales, PA 19454
- Pritchard Bieler Gruver & Willison PC (PBGW)
590 Bethlehem Pk. Suite A, Colmar, PA 18915
- The Physical Therapy and Wellness Institute
800 Upper State Rd. Montgomeryville, PA 19454
- North Penn Pediatric Dental Associates
2100 N. Broad St. Suite 203 Lansdale, PA 19446
- BZ Orthodontics
456 E. Hancock St. Lansdale, PA 19446
- Mid-Atlantic Packaging
436 Stump Rd. Montgomeryville, PA 18936
- PrintWorks and Company, Inc.
1617 N. Line St. Lansdale, PA 19446
- Jacquie's Pastry Cafe
LLC 317 S Main St. Hatfield, PA 19440
- The Tutoring Center, Lansdale
1551 S. Valley Forge Dr. Suite J Lansdale, PA 19446
- J.L. Freed Honda
685 Bethlehem Pk. Montgomeryville, PA 18936
- The Office of State Representative Todd Stephens
515 Stump Rd. North Wales, PA 19454
- Danette M Reid Insurance Agency - State Farm
North Wales Plaza (Next to Pep Boys) - 981 N Wales Rd. #10 North Wales, PA 19454
- IT Force, LLC
650 N Cannon Ave. Suite 119, Lansdale, PA 19446
- Ground Luminosity Eastern Wellness Center
1501 Lower State Rd. Building D Suite #206 North Wales, PA 19454
- Natural Balance Gymnastics
311 Bethlehem Pk. Suite M Colmar, PA 18915
- Bergey's Chevrolet
518 Bethlehem Pk. Colmar, PA 18915
28 Airport Square North Wales, PA 19454
- Allen Door & Service Corporation
900 Walnut St. Lansdale, PA 19446
- Lifeline Family Chiropractic Center
601 East Main St. Suite B Lansdale, PA 19446
- UFC Gym Lansdale
423 S. Broad St. Lansdale, PA 19446
- Portolese Family Chiropractic
490 Pennbrook Parkway Lansdale, PA 19446
- Images Salon Inc.
1540 Cowpath Rd. Hatfield, PA 19440
How Can My Business/Organization Get Involved?
If your business or organization would like to serve as a collection site, please click the link below to register. Please feel free to promote your involvement via social media, newsletters, etc. Please see the links below for helpful promotional tools and materials.
- Click here to download "Official Collection Location" promotional banner - Great to post on Facebook!
- Click here to download "Official Collection Location" promotional flyer - Post around your business in bathrooms, on bulletin boards, etc.
- Click here to download promotional graphic banner.
- Click here to download flyer.
Can I Make a Monetary Donation?
If you would like to donate a cash or check, please contact Kaity Andrey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also donate online by clicking the button below. IMPORTANT: If donating online, please select "Yes" when asked if the donation is in honor or memory of an individual and write "Build-A-Bag" under the first name category. No other information in that section needs to be completed.
- NPSD Educational Services Center