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    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, 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 5.

    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 5.

    • 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 Bank
      990 Bethlehem Pk. Line Lexington, PA 18932
      986 Bethlehem Pk. Montgomeryville, PA 18936
      120 Forty Foot Rd. Hatfield, PA 19440
    • UFC Gym Lansdale
      423 S. Broad St. Lansdale, PA 19446
    • Boston Style Pizza
      447 North Sumneytown Pk. North Wales, PA 19454
    • The Tutoring Center, Lansdale
      1551 S. Valley Forge Dr. Suite J Lansdale, PA 19446
    • Natural Balance Gymnastics
      311 Bethlehem Pk. Suite M Colmar, PA 18915
    • Images Salon Inc.
      1540 Cowpath Rd. Hatfield, PA 19440
    • State Representative Steve Malagari
      100 West Main St. Suite 110 Lansdale, PA, 19446
    • Sport Clips
      1460 Bethlehem Pk. Suite 160 North Wales, PA 19454
    • Towamencin Township Police Department
      1090 Troxel Rd. Lansdale, PA 19446
    • Lansdale Public Library
      301 Vine St. Lansdale, PA 19446
    • Lansdale YMCA
      608 East Main St. Lansdale, PA 19446
    • BZ Orthodontics
      456 E. Hancock St. Lansdale, PA 19446
    • North Wales Area Library
      233 S Swartley St. North Wales, PA 19454


    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 register as a collection site.

    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.


    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.