2024 HFA Backpack & School Supplies Drive

We are hosting our 15th Annual Back to School Supplies Drive August 1 to September 15, 2024 to benefit children in need within Hudson County.

HFA is committed to helping children succeed by ensuring every young person is ready to learn. Children living at or below the poverty line will find it difficult to get enough to eat this summer as their parents struggle to keep the lights on and make rent – they simply cannot afford to buy backpacks and school supplies.

Our backpack and school supply donations will go to children in need from the following organizations: In Jesus Names Charities, Division of Youth Family Services (DYFS) and Hoboken Housing Authority.

What's Needed: NEW Backpacks (Unisex backpacks are preferred if possible), lunch boxes, pencils, pens, pink erasers, two-pocket folders, binders, loose-leaf paper, notebooks (both spiral & composition), scientific calculators, protractors, crayons, colored pencils, markers, calculators, rulers, pencil sharpeners with cover, pencil cases, glue sticks, scissors, index cards, etc. Flash drives are also requested for the older children.

A donation of $30 will provide one backpack for a child, stocked with essential supplies. Cash donations are encouraged because HFA’s non-profit status allows it to purchase items without paying 7% sales tax.

Donate via Paypal Here- https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=AKW5ZLWUXFZX6
A tax receipt will be automatically generated.

If a child is prepared for the first day of school with a backpack and the right school supplies, the child will have the confidence to work towards having a successful school year.

With your partnership, we will be able to accomplish this together.

Have a Great School Year! Thank you.