School Supply Drives

school-suppliesIn anticipation of the start of school this month, many organizations in the Corridor are conducting drives for school supplies. Here are just a few places you can donate.

Iowa City Community School District

Donations of school supplies for children in need will be accepted in Room 103 of the Educational Services Center (ESC), 1725 North Dodge Street in Iowa City, on August 15 and 16, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. These supplies will be passed on to each school’s Student and Family Advocate for distribution. For a complete list of most requested supplies, visit Cash donations toward school supplies are being accepted on the ICCSD Foundation’s donation webpage. Please include the words school supplies in the comments section when you donate.

North Liberty Unity Coalition

The City of North Liberty and community partners will distribute supplies to students at their Back 2 School Bash on Friday, August 17. Donations of new children’s shoes, backpacks, or school supplies can be dropped off in bins at one of the following collection points through Thursday, August 16.

In North Liberty:

  • North Liberty First United Methodist Church, 85 N Jones Blvd.
  • North Liberty Community Center & Community Library, 520 W Cherry St.
  • North Liberty Community Pantry, 89 N Jones Blvd.
  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 650 W 240th St.
  • Grace Community Church, 2707 Dubuque St.

In Coralville:

  • Forever Green Nursery, 125 W Forevergreen Rd.
  • Corridor Radiology, 2769 Heartland Dr #105, Coralville

Johnson County

Johnson County staff are organizing a school supply drive, working with local school districts to help reach children in need of extra support.

  • Donations needed: backpacks, pens, pencils, notebooks, glue sticks, rulers, folders, paper, crayons, dry erase markers, highlighters, over-the-ear headphones, earbuds, disinfectant wipes, pencil boxes, scissors, binders, colored pencils, watercolor paints, markers, and coats for junior high students
  • Drop-off location: Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S Dubuque Street, Iowa City, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m to 5:30 p.m.
  • Deadline: August 10.

The Johnson County Family Drug Treatment Court is looking for donations of backpacks, school supplies, and fun family games for 8 families (14 children) in the Johnson County Area. They do not need it to be school specific. Please contact Anne Ventullo at for more information.

Cedar Rapids Community School District

School supplies can be dropped off at the main desk of the Cedar Rapids School District office at 2500 Edgewood Rd. NW between 7 AM and 4 PM Monday through Friday. Contact person is Emily Teeter.

In addition, Families Helping Families is looking for school supply donations for students in foster care. Information is available on their website, including drop-off sites and their office location.

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