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 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 download "Official Collection Location" promotional banner IMAGE - 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 general promotional graphic banner IMAGE.
- Click here to download general flyer.
Can I Make a Monetary Donation?
If you would like to donate a cash or check, please contact Kaity Andrey at email@example.com.
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.
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.
- NPSD Educational Services Center