Thank you to everyone who made our 2021 School Supply Drive a success!

Registration for next year's drive will open in June 2022.

Each year, thousands of New Jersey children attend their first day of school without basic educational tools such as backpacks, notebooks, and calculators. These under-resourced children struggle to succeed academically. Jersey Cares works with dozens of schools, children's shelters, and community centers with the goal that no children in New Jersey will have to experience a first day of school without these basic necessities. With your help we can bridge the gap between disadvantage and academic success.

Register to Collect

As a collection site you will have the opportunity to provide youth between ages of 7-16 with the chance of academic success. You and your team may sign up to collect school supplies from our list of accepted item below. You may also register as a Public Collection Site if you'd like to accept donations from your local community!


Items NOT ACCEPTED for the School Supply Drive include:

  • Used pencils
  • Notebooks with pages torn out
  • Folders with torn pockets
  • Binders with writing on them
  • Miscellaneous office supplies
  • Used items of any kind
  • Items not included on our accepted donation list

Items ACCEPTED for the School Supply Drive include:

  • Backpacks (may be new OR gently used)
  • NEW 1, 3, and 5 Subject Notebooks
  • NEW Composition Notebooks
  • NEW 2-Pocket Folders
  • NEW Pencil Cases
  • NEW #2 Pencils
  • NEW Pencil Sharpeners
  • NEW Erasers
  • NEW Pens
  • NEW Hi-lighters
  • NEW Crayons, Washable Markers, and Colored Pencils
  • NEW Binders (up to 2")
  • NEW Binder Paper
  • NEW Book Covers
  • NEW Calculators
  • NEW Child Safety Scissors
  • NEW Dividers
  • NEW Glue
  • NEW Rulers (12")
  • NEW Laptops or Tablets
  • NEW Headphones
  • Visa or Amazon Gift Cards

Please register as a School Supply Drive Collection Site when registration opens in June 2022.

Delivery Address and Instructions:

Supplies may be dropped off starting in June 2022. This is subject to change due to CDC restrictions and our office safety measures. 
Please call our office at (973) 533-1993 and press option 2 upon arrival to be directed to our loading dock for delivery assistance.
Jersey Cares
Attn: School Supply Drive
290 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Suite 1320
Livingston, NJ 07039
If you would like to mail us your donations, please send them to the address listed above.
Can't make it to our office? Check out our list of Public Collection Sites to find a location close to you.

Swag and Support

Head over to our online store to make a donation of one fully packed backpack to a child in New Jersey and receive a School Supply Drive t-shirt as a thank you!

To make a donation and check out other Jersey Cares accessories, please click HERE.

Help Sort Donations

The Jersey Cares team needs your help to sort through donations and pack them into backpacks for our nonprofit partners.

Please click HERE to see all available dates and to register.

Register to Receive

Thank you for your interest in our 2021 School Supply Drive!

Registration is now closed as we have reached our capacity for requests.

Pick-Up Address and Instructions:

Please call our office at (973) 533-1993 and press option 2 upon arrival for your scheduled pick-up and to be directed to our loading dock for delivery assistance.
Jersey Cares
290 West Mount Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039

Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors

Questions? Please call us at 973-533-1993 or email us at