Rise Backpack Drive

The 2022 Rise Backpack & School Supply Drive is in full swing

As our children return to in-person classroom settings for the 2022 – 2023 school year, we need your help! There is something really powerful about giving a kid a backpack. It doesn’t matter what the child’s home is like. They have the same chance as everyone else by getting school supplies and being prepared for the first day of school.

Many of the families served at Rise lack the resources needed to purchase much-needed backpacks and school supplies. Our goal this year is to distribute 1000 pre-filled backpacks to local children.

Please help us fill our record-high requests by starting a neighborhood collection, setting up a drive within your office, or adding an extra set of supplies to your own back-to-school shopping list!

Drop off location:  Rise Thrift Store – 114 Rogers Ave., Hightstown, NJ 08520 – For more information call 609-443-4464.

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 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
  • 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
219 Franklin Street Hightstown, NJ 08520
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