Backpack Drive

Are you ready to fill ‘Backpacks Full of Heart?’ Well, The Place is, and we are ready to get started with your help. Let’s get this 2019-2020 school year off with a bang! How about we work together and show the students all the support they need to make this year the best yet?


The Place of Forsyth County works with the local schools to find the students in need of some extra assistance. This upcoming year
they need help collecting 1548 backpacks full of supplies. The schools will be distributing the bags during Open House. The deadline for collection is July 15th, 2019.


Your partnership includes different options to collect items. You could adopt a school or collect specific items needed. Being able to provide students with these items will not only help them but will also relieve their families of those extra stressor’s. If you are interested in participating this upcoming school year, contact Naomi Byrne at or Jayna Robertson at, 770-887-1098


Here is a list of supplies needed for each backpack: 

1-24 Count Boxes of Crayons

2 Packs of # 2 pencils, 24 count

1 box colored pencils

2 Large Pink Erasers

1 pack pencil top erasers

1 pack each of Red, Blue, and Black Pens

1 Clear view pencil pouch with prongs for binder

3-3 prong plastic folder with pockets

1-1 in.  3 ring binder with pockets

1 pack of wide ruled loose leaf paper

6 glue sticks

1 bottle of glue

1 pair of blunt tip scissors

1 pack thick washable markers

1 pack of Expo dry erase markers

1 eraser for dry erase board

1 8×5 inch plastic supply box

3 composition books ( not spiral) Primary lined preferred

2 spiral wide ruled notebooks (different colors)

1 pack of 4×6 index cards (lined)

1 pack of 3×5 index cards

1 pack of Post It Notes

1 pack of Highlighters

1 ruler with inches and centimeters

backpack ( no wheels)