Buy a Neighbor School Supplies

Help support children in need of school supplies by participating in our "Buy a Neighbor School Supplies" program.

Buy a Neighbor School Supplies

There are two ways to participate

1. Make a donation

For as little as $10, you can make a difference. Donations will be used to distribute gift cards, allowing families to buy their own school supplies.


2. Donate school supplies through Bridges to Independence

You can volunteer to purchase school supplies such as backpacks, pens, colored pencils, highlighters, notebooks, erasers, hand sanitizer, and more. Sign up to receive a list of school supplies to collect and instructions for dropping them off.


We are collecting donations through August 6, 2021, in order to get the resources distributed before classes begin for the 2021-2022 school year.


Thank you to our 2021 partners



2021 Donors


Thank You for Donating $500 in School Supplies!

Deborah, Dakin, Gregory Franklin, Elizabeth McGrath, Christine Searle

Thank You for Donating $250 in School Supplies!


Thank You for Donating $200 in School Supplies!

Nora Bensahel, Marjorie Green, Carol Sacks, Robert Schellman

Thank You for Donating $150 in School Supplies!


Thank You for Donating $100 in School Supplies!

Jane Baldinger, Gary Bogle, Leslie Curley, Lesley Duncan, Virginia Farris, Lisa Fikes, Clay Foltz, Gretchen Frazee,  Gary Gortenburg,  Ann Griffith, Helen Hutton, Vicki Lyons, Torunn Meighan, Roma Purohit, Elisa Sachs, Susan Senior, Lynn Shotwell, Elaine Turville

Thank You for Donating $50 in School Supplies!

Rachel & Eric Berkey, Jennifer Caldwell, Lizette Carrk, Anne Doll, Timothy Foley, Steven Garron, Susan Henkin, Gail Hermosilla, Ann Huddleston, Jennifer Hyzer, Elizabeth Jose, Melissa Frye, Laura Naide, Amy Reif, Colleen Templeton, Amanda Webster, Jill Yutan

Thank You for Donating School Supplies!

Salah Aburish, Gretchen Apgar, Lisa Backer, Elysse Catino, Patricia Colohan, Hannah Craven, Katherine DeGroff, Angel Duff, Maria Durgan, Najla Elshrif, Emily Emery, Robin Feinman, Susan Honaker, Carly Khanna, Gianni LaRosa, Susi Lill, David Lundyponce, Sally Mahoney, Mary McLean, Daniel Ocheltree, Angela Ospina, Tatiana Russell, Jodi Smith, Regina Stradford, Marisol Thomer, Mary Troyan, Mary Margaret Whipple, Judit Yoder




Check out what the 2020 "Buy a Neighbor" programs accomplished:


4,900 lunches donated to neighbors in need.

102 people given grocery gift cards.

815 children given gift cards to buy school supplies.


Federal Tax Id: 54-1907862