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 2019 we provided supplies for more than 1200 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. However, in 2020, we will be distributing backpacks directly to those families who wish to receive them.
How Are Recipients Identified?
Families may request supplies by contacting us via email or telephone
- see the attached flyer - or through the ACCC.
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 2020 packed backpacks may be picked up on Saturday Aug. 1, at the time and address shown in the attached flyer after contacting us via telephone or email.
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. Click here to learn more.