Annual Backpack Drive

Our annual backpack drive is a vital resource for the 6,500 homeless children in Stanislaus County who go back to school each year without any school supplies.  With foreclosures, evictions, layoffs, furloughs and unemployment affecting our community, the homeless student population has grown.  Your contribution will benefit our homeless students. 

Making a difference is as easy as:

 A  Download a grade-specific school supply list

 B  Purchase a new backpack and fill it with school supplies. (Please avoid blue or red backpacks.)

 C  Bring the filled backpack to one of the drop-off locations before July 31, 2018

 


SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS

  • 1st - 4th Grade List

  • 5th - 6th Grade List

  • 7th - 12th Grade List

DROP OFF LOCATIONS

  • Stanislaus County Office of Education - 1100 H Street, Modesto

  • Alfred Matthews Cadillac GMC Buick – 3807 McHenry Ave. Modesto

  • Mocse Credit Union

    • Downtown:  1400 J Street, Modesto

    • North Modesto: 3600 Coffee Road, Modesto

    • Turlock:  1401 Geer Road, Turlock

  • Sutter Gould Medical Foundation

    • 600 Coffee Road, Modesto - Inquire at the Information Desk

    • 3100 W Christoffersen Pkwy, Turlock - Inquire at the Information Desk

  • Prime Shine Car Wash- all locations in the Central Valley, including Stanislaus County locations:

    • ​McHenry @ Standiford, 3520 McHenry Ave, Modesto

    • Prescott @ Briggsmore, 1800 Prescott Rd, Modesto

    • Dale @ Pelandale, 4120 Dale Rd, Modesto

    • Oakdale @ Lancey, 1736 Oakdale Rd, Modesto

    • McHenry @ Morris, 448 McHenry Ave., Modesto

    • Hatch @ Richland, 1740 Hatch Rd., Ceres

    • Whitmore @ Mitchell, 2954 E. Whitmore Ave., Ceres

    • Golden State @ Geer, 487 North Golden State Blvd, Turlock

    • Monte Vista @ Crowell, 980 W. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock

    • East F @ 5th Street, 526 East "F" Street, Oakdale

    • Patterson @ Estelle, 2375 Patterson Rd (Hwy 108), Riverbank

    • Sperry @ Ward, 945 Sperry Ave., Patterson 

  • Kids Care Dental, 115 Spreckels Ave., Manteca

 

 

 WHAT IS OPERATION BACKPACK? 

Operation Backpack is SCOE’s annual school-supply drive to support low-income and homeless families in the Stanislaus County area. Since 2008, we have collected over 6,000 backpacks for children in need.  New backpacks filled with supplies, and affixed with a completed school supply list can be dropped off at any of the DROP-OFF LOCATIONS now through July 31, 2018.

 I KNOW A CHILD WHO NEEDS A BACKPACK.  WHAT CAN I DO? 

Operation Backpack works with Stanislaus County school district's McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Liaison to provide backpacks to students in need.  If your child, or a child you know, is in need of a backpack, please contact the local school district liaison or your school site for more information.