Backpack & School Supplies

The Need

During spring and summer, Granite Education Foundation collects backpacks and school supplies for students in Granite School District. Supplies are made available at Back-to-School nights, on the first day of schools, and even sometimes delivered to incoming freshman! We believe students deserve to have the tools necessary to attend school and participate fully.

In 2022, with your help, we delivered 16,000 backpacks to Granite schools!

Get Involved


Granite Education Foundation can stretch a dollar! A donation of just $10-$12 will buy a new backpack, school supplies, and deliver it to a child in need. Our buying power and partnerships help us ensure that financial contributions go the extra mile. It really is "the most bang for your buck!"

Assemble Backpacks at Home!

It's a special experience to go shopping for backpacks and school supplies with the intention of getting it into a student's hands! This can be an excellent service opportunity for individuals, families, community groups, organizations, or businesses!

Find instructions for assembling elementary and secondary school backpacks below.

We love when backpacks come full, but we never expect it! Below are suggested items we love to receive as donations and in our backpacks. 

Elementary Backpacks

  • New elementary student sized backpack (no drawstring bags please) with:
  • Safety scissors
  • Eraser (large)
  • Glue stick
  • Colored pencils (12 ct)
  • Dry-Erase Marker 4 Pack
  • Highlighters
  • 2 spiral notebooks
  • 2 pocket folders (most optional)
  • Large Pack of Pencils
  • Small pencil sharpener
  • 24 count crayons

Secondary Backpacks

  • New adult size backpack (no drawstring bags please) with:
  • 1 three-ring binder
  • 1 package of college ruled loose leaf paper
  • 2 college ruled notebooks
  • 2 pocket folders
  • 2 highlighters
  • 1 Pack of Pencils (preferably mechanical with a lead refill)
  • 2 pens
  • Colored pencils

Donation Dropoff

Donation & Distribution Center
3099 South 1030 West
West Valley City, 84119

Open Donation Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00-12:00

Main Office
2500 South State Street, D-108
Salt Lake City, 84115

Together, we can ensure that every child starts school with the basics they need to achieve educational success.

Every child deserves a chance to learn, explore, grow, play, and reach their full potential.

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