To help parents in need at NC State get their kids ready for school, we are looking for backpacks, pencils, pens, colored pencils, crayons, paper, notebooks, binders, and anything else that will help a child at school.

The 2023 collection drive has ended. Thank you to all who donated!

BackPack distribution will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Administrative Services III, Room 124.

Please note, supplies are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis for NC State staff. Please bring your employee ID.

If you’d like to participate in future drives or if you have any questions, contact

Past Donation Box Locations

  • McKimmons Center
  • Admin III
  • Admin II
  • Boston Hall
  • SAS
  • Thomas Hall
  • Fitts Woolard Hall 
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • ASPSA – 234 Case Academic Center