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Supporting Our Schools Supply Donations Drive

Supporting Our Schools Supply Donations Drive

Collecting supplies and donations to give students and teachers access to the materials they need

Supporting Our Schools: What Is It and How Can I Help?



    Supporting Our Schools: What Students Need to Succeed

    NBC10 and Telemundo 62 brought back the Supporting Our Schools initiative to help students and teachers get what they need to succeed. Students across the area will be heading back to school this year with the essentials.

    (Published Saturday, July 28, 2018)

    Too often students and teachers are forced to put the brakes on learning because they lack the tools to succeed.

    From new technology to something as basic as pencils, there are schools all across our area that lack supplies to provide our children with a quality education.

    NBC10 and Telemundo 62 is giving students and teachers the supplies they need to flourish in the classroom. Through July 28, you can donate money or supplies to support a specific teacher's project through our program.

    Here's how you can get involved:


    Make a tangible impact in a local classroom. We've teamed up with the popular fundraising website to connect you with local teachers who are trying to raise cash for specific projects.

    Examples of projects include the quest for flexible seating for students to get away from the desk, art supplies to allow their creative minds to flourish and 3D pens to illustrate STEM concepts.

    Visit our special Donor's Choose Supporting Our Schools website here to pick a program to support.


    Text “Backpack” to 40403 to make a monetary donation to support United Way’s efforts to help children in our region get the supplies they need to start school ready to learn.


    Help students get the school supplies they need to succeed. We've teamed up with the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey to host the second annual school supply drive. On July 28, you can stop by the Metroplex Shopping Center on Chemical Road in Plymouth Meeting from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. to donate school supplies to help students and teacher in need.

    We're seeking pencils, pens, colored pencils, glue sticks, rulers, backpacks and much more. Supplies will be collected by the Conshohocken-based nonprofit Cradles to Crayons and distributed to students and teachers.  

    Are you a public school teacher who would like to post a project on Visit this website to start the process.

    Thank you for helping NBC10 and Telemundo62 make an impact in our community!