Operation Backpack - School Supplies Donations

  • Operation Backpack is a community-wide effort to help needy families with school supplies and backpacks. We distributed more than 500 backpacks with donations each year from nearly 20 community and business organizations.

    Backpacks and supplies are distributed through individual school counselors or Intervention Specialists.

    Donations of supplies are accepted year-round at the Administration Center (305 College Street NE), or for larger donations, contact Brenda McAferty.

Donation Ideas

  • Help support low-income students at NTPS by donating the following school supplies and backpacks.

    Elementary Level Donations

    • Backpacks
    • Calculators
    • Crayons (large/regular)
    • Colored Pencils
    • Scissors (pointed)
    • Glue Sticks
    • Notebook Dividers
    • Spiral Notebooks (wide- and college-ruled)
    • Notebook Paper (wide- and college-ruled)
    • 3-Ring Binders (1/2-inch to 2-inch)
    • Plastic/Clear Rulers
    • Protractors
    • Erasers
    • Markers
    • Pocket Folders (All Ages)
    • Supply Boxes

    Secondary Level Donations

    • College-ruled Notebook Paper & Spiral Notebooks
    • Larger backpacks
    • Blue/Black Ink Pens
    • Pen/Pencil Pouches
    • Scientific Calculators
    • College-ruled Composition Notebooks
    • Gym Padlocks
    • Mechanical Pencils
    • Highlighters
    • Dividers
    • Flash Drive/Memory Stick
    • 1/4-inch Graph Paper/Composition Books

Community Donors - Thank You!

  • Business Donors

    • South Sound Bank
    • Sterling Savings Bank
    • Bank of America (Olympia Branch)
    • WSECU
    • Lacey Costco
    • Office Depot
    • Lacey Walmart
    • Trainer Joe Fitness
    • Anchor Bank

    Community Groups

    • Corvettes de Olympia
    • Thurston County Sheriff Sr. Patrol
    • Do Si Do Square Dance Group
    • Jubilee Service Group
    • River Ridge Covenant Church
    • Lacey Presbyterian Church
    • Olympia Lacey Church of God
    • Little Red Schoolhouse Project
    • St. Mark Lutheran Church
    • City Life Church Youth Group (volunteers)

    Community Donors

    • Mary Gibbons
    • Ruth Weigelt
    • Kelly Jenkins
    • Stephanie Storvick
    • K I Wood