About The School Supply Project
History of the School Supply Project
The School Supply Project was organized in February of 1986 to provide supplies for students whose parents cannot afford to buy them.
In 2020 we provided supplies for more than 1000 students in all grades throughout the Plano Independent School District (PISD).
The School Supply Project is committed to the belief that a positive self-image is essential to the learning experience of the well educated child. To enhance that self-image, we provide school supplies to disadvantaged students in PISD. Through contributions of money and time from individuals and our partners we normally distribute these supplies to children identified as "in need" by the Assistance Center of Collin County (ACCC) and educational professionals.
How Are Recipients Identified?
Families may request supplies by contacting the Assistance Center of Collin County. PISD school personnel may also request supplies on behalf of students who need help.
What Supplies Are Included In The Backpacks?
Backpack contents varies by grade level. A complete list of contents is available on the at http://pisd.edu/schoolsupplies.
How Do The Students Receive The Supplies?
In 2021 packed backpacks may be picked up at a time and an address yet to be determined. Please check back for information which will be updated by July 1, 2021.
How Is The Project Funded?
Donations of money and time are provided by individuals and our partner and sponsor organizations. Virtually all donations go to purchase supplies.