Back to School Backpack Drive

When Junior Ambassador Lucia Bella asked why the kids in Haiti don’t have backpacks for their school books, we explained that not everyone has everything they need for school… like backpacks or simple school supplies.

And that doesn’t only stand true in Haiti, but in the US as well. So she said she wanted to ask everyone to help the kids in Haiti, Los Angeles and Washington, DC by donating backpacks and schools supplies. And so she has launched her next project! Will you help her?

Who will it benefit?

Supplies donated for our Back to School drive will benefit children in Haiti, downtown Los Angeles and Ward 8 in Washington, DC.

What do we need?

100 durable backpacks for children in grades K-12. You can donate a backpack full of supplies, an empty backpack, or donate any combination of the following items: (no donation is too small!)

  • 3-ring binders
  • Box of #2 pencils
  • Box of crayons
  • 3-pocket folders
  • Glue sticks
  • Ruler
  • Pack of loose leaf, wide rule paper
  • Pack of loose leaf, college rule paper
  • Medium pink eraser
  • Composition notebooks
  • Pencil box/case
  • Pencil sharpener with well
  • Pair of safety scissors
  • Box of ball-point pens (black/blue)
  • Highlighters
  • Pack of index cards
  • Colored Pencils
  • 3-subject notebooks
  • and of course… backpacks!

IAPW Back to School Backpack Drive

Drop-off Locations & Times:


Church of Christ
346 Strathmore Blvd
(across from Coxwell station)
Sun 9:30am – 1:30pm, 3:00pm – 7:30pm Wed 5:45pm – 7:15pm

Sotheby’s Realty
1867 Yonge st.
Mon – Fri 8:30am – 8pm
Sat 11am – 5pm


In a Perfect World @ Teqcorner
1616 Anderson Road
McLean, Virginia  22102

Contact Diana Villarreal: 703-389-5805

Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
Sat 9am – 1pm

Los Angeles:

Dr Sammy Lee Magnet Elementary School
3600 Council St, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Contact Regina Ramos: 213-368-8775

If you’re unable to donate in person, you can also help by:

a) purchasing supplies to donate off of our Amazon Wishlist, or

b) making a $25 donation which will purchase one backpack full of school supplies for a child in need.

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