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    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 Bank
      990 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
    • Wendy's
      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 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.