Back-to-School Supply Drive

Help children begin the school year ready for success!


This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is tim-gouw-KigTvXqetXA-unsplash-1-1024x685.jpgSouthwest Human Development is hosting its eighth annual Back-to-School Supply Drive to help children in need begin the school year with all of the tools they need for academic success. With so many uncertainties about how children will safely return to school and what the classroom will look like, low-income families need your help more than ever.


According to Deloitte, families with children in K-12 are projected to spend $529 per child on back-to-school needs this year, an increase over last year’s spending due to an increased emphasis on technology-based learning tools and other resources to help facilitate in-home learning.


For families in low-income neighborhoods, the costs are simply not realistic. Donating new school supplies to children in disadvantaged communities will make an impact on their ability to begin the school year school-ready.




New school supplies needed include:


  • Backpacks
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Pencil boxes
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Box of pencils
  • Box of pens
  • Box of colored pencils
  • Filler paper
  • Box of crayons
  • 1” binders
  • Pocket folders
  • Rulers
  • Dictionaries
  • Lunch bags


Donate online at!


Online back-to-school drive donations are eligible for a dollar-for-dollar Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.


Is your business or organization interested in joining the back-to-school supply drive? Contact Annette Sutfin at (602) 633-8416 or


Thank you to our wonderful community partners for sponsoring this year’s drive!

Helping Arizona Children & Families

With your support we can do even more