We are proud to join forces once again with the Vic Coppinger YMCA here in Pearland for this year’s Operation Backpack. We are a drop-off location and we would like to encourage you to pick up a backpack (or two) the next time you are out shopping and stop by Claws & Paws Veterinary Hospital® and drop it off in our bin, located in our reception area.
According to the Houston Area YMCA, more than half the kids in our communities will start the school year without the supplies that they need to succeed. YMCA Operation Backpack provides school supplies for children in our communities filling them with hope for a brighter future, joy and excitement as they start the school year.
In addition to backpacks, the YMCA asks that you consider including a handwritten note of encouragement and place it inside the backpack. We would like to encourage you to consider donating school supplies as well. The YMCA of Greater Houston has compiled this year’s list of suggested school supplies.
Suggested School Supply List
- 1 package of pens
- 1 package of No. 2 pencils
- 1 pencil sharpener
- 1 eraser
- 1 24-pack of crayons or 8-pack of markers or colored pencils
- 1 12-inch ruler
- 1 pair of child safety scissors
- 2 pocket folders
- 2 spiral notebooks (100 sheets each)
- 1 one-inch wide binder
- 1 glue bottle or glue stick
- 1 roll of tape
- 1 package ruled looseleaf 8.5 x 11 paper (wide ruled)
- 1 new backpack
You can print this list here (available in PDF format).
If you’d like to help with a monetary donation, you can do so at YMCAOperationBackpack.org.