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Back-to-School Backpack Drive

Help Middle-School Students Succeed...

Once again, Long Beach Rescue Mission is committed to giving out thousands of backpacks filled with supplies to students in need.

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In collaboration with Long Beach Unified School District, here are the selected middle schools that will benefit from this year's campaign:

  • Franklin
  • Lindbergh
  • Stephens
  • Washington
  • Lindsey
  • Robinson
  • Hamilton
  • Avalon (Catalina Island)
  • Jefferson

All backpacks and supplies are due by Saturday, August 25, 2018.

Here's how you can help:

  • Purchase a NEW solid color backpack.
  • Fill it with supplies from the supply list below (please do not add extra items).
  • Drop the backpack off at the Mission: 1335 Pacific Avenue by August 25.

If you are short on time, send a gift today, and we'll buy and fill a backpack for you!

School Supply List (extra items are discouraged)

  • 1 - 2” hardcover 3-ring binder 
  • 1 - 6-pack, red ballpoint pens 
  • 1 - 12" ruler
  • 1 - Large pink eraser
  • 1 - 6-pack, black/blue ballpoint pens
  • 2 - One-subject spiral notebooks 
  • 2 - College-ruled notebook filler paper
  • 1 - 3-ring pen/pencil holder
  • 1 - 12-pack, #2 pencils w/erasers
  • 1 - 3 x 5 lined index cards
  • 1 - Pack of subject dividers
  • 1 - Small pencil sharpener
  • 1 - Pack of glue sticks

Backpack Drive Timeline:

Donations: Wednesday, July 5 through Thursday, August 25

Volunteer: Tuesday, August 15 through Thursday, August 17 (click here)

Distribution: 2nd week of September

THANK YOU!