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    How to Get Involved

    Although collections have come to a close, we still need help! Volunteers are needed to help organize donated school supplies and fill backpacks to be distributed to needy students in the district. New this year, there will be four dates available to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering, please click the link below for more information and to register now.

    Click here to learn more and register.

    Can I Make a Monetary Donation?

    If you would like to donate a cash or check, please contact Kaity Andrey at andreykm@npenn.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.

    Click here to donate now.


    What is Build-A-Bag?

    Build a Bag Photo. 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 2019-2020 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 Youth Foundation have teamed up to partner with local businesses and organizations to bring this drive to life. Through these partnerships, more than 30 supply collection sites were designated throughout the summer across the community. Thank you to our community partners and for their help in once again making this drive a success. We truly couldn't do it with you!

    All backpacks are distributed at the school level by staff. If you would like to receive a backpack for your child or children, please contact the guidance counselor at their school(s). Click here to view a list of counselors and contact information.