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School Supplies Events & Drives in the OKC Metro

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Want to lend a hand to students in need this school year? Need help getting your school supplies? These events in the Oklahoma City metro area can help!

[Please note: This is a working list last updated on June 12, 2024, so check back often for updates and additions. Know of an event that needs to be added to our list? Email and let us know!]

Ongoing is an online charity that allows the community to support public school teachers. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you. You can search by location or project area of interest from art or math to field trips or specialized classroom equipment.

Positive Tomorrows is a school serving homeless children. Visit their website for a wish list for needed supplies.

Assistance League of Norman’s Operation School Bell provides new clothing and books in a retail-like environment to children in need. Children are referred to our program by their teachers and school counselors.

The Backpack Program at Urban Mission provides school supplies for local children qualified as low income. Distribution will begin late July. Donations are accepted year-round. 405-946-1556,

United Way of Norman’s Stuff the Bus Program distributes free school supplies to low-income families in Norman and some surrounding communities. Pre-K through 12th-grade students in Norman, Noble, Little Axe, Lexington and Robin Hill are eligible to apply for the ABC School Supply Program. The deadline to sign up is July 26, 2024.

Sunbeam Family Services Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) School Supply program serves approximately 500 children every year with back-to-school backpacks full of pencils, pens, notebook paper, folders and much more. The GRG program also provides support, education and resources for grandparents 55+ who are raising grandchildren without parents in the home in Canadian, Cleveland, Oklahoma and Logan counties. If you would like to donate today, visit

Feed the Children’s Teacher Store is in need of classroom essentials such as notebooks, copy paper, glue, pencils, pens and instructional materials. Thousands of teachers from pre-approved Title I schools visit the Teacher Store to shop for school supplies at no cost to them or the school district. This annual event draws teachers from across Oklahoma, allowing them to fill a bag full of classroom supplies as well as collect an assortment of books for the upcoming school year. For more information, contact: 405-945-4070.

The Back to School Program at the Citizens Caring for Children Resource Center (730 W Wilshire Creek Blvd Ste 112) hosts an annual event to provide foster children with clothes and supplies needed for school. Each kid gets a personal shopping experience. Preregister. Donations and volunteers needed.

Peppers Ranch (3200 S Western Ave, Guthrie) is collecting school supplies for kids living at the ranch. See the Ranch’s Facebook page for a full list of needed items or their Amazon wish list. Donate online at

The Bethel Foundation is providing families in need with back-to-school resources including school supplies. Families interested in donating should call 405-286-3700.


Youth & Family Services School Supplies Product Drive (7565 E Hwy 66, El Reno) benefits children and youth in Youth & Family Services emergency shelter, counseling, foster care and smart start programs. School supplies are needed for elementary through college age. 405-262-6555,

July 12-26

Midwest City Chamber of Commerce’s Fill the Bus Campaign supporting Mid-Del Schools is accepting school supplies. Drop off donations at one of three events. Learn more by emailing

July 19-Aug. 6

The Moore Chamber’s Fill The Bus Campaign encourages community members to donate much-needed things like paper, pencils, markers, crayons and more at one of the four events planned this summer. Donations to go to Moore Public Schools. For more information and a list of essential supplies, visit

Aug. 3

Oklahoma City & Boys Ranch Town’s Back-to-School Dinner Event at Embassy Suites (2501 Conference Dr, Norman) features dinner and a style show. Proceeds benefit a special fund to provide yearly clothing and other basic needs of children at Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children. $40. 5:30 p.m.

TBA for 2024

FREE Seas the Day Mobile Library Back to School Bash at Big Smoke Cigar Lounge (3719 Springlake Dr) features backpack and supplies giveaway, plus community resources, free haircuts, free food & drinks, bounce houses, games and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

FREE Project 66 Back to School Bash at First Christian Church (201 E 2nd St, Edmond)features school supplies, backpacks and resources from community organizations. Backpacks will be available for the first 1,000 students. Donations accepted. 10 a.m.-noon.

FREE SONIC’s Back to School Bash at the Urban League (3900 N Martin Luther King Ave) features a drive-thru event to help families in need with uniform gift cards and other resources. Parents will need to register their students. Donations are accepted.


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