School on Wheels of Massachusetts last year equipped more than 6,000 students facing homelessness with fully-stocked and customized backpacks, books and supplies.  There has been an extraordinary increase in the need for academic support for the fall.  Due to Covid-19 and social distancing, our inventory has simultaneously been compromised as more than 120 summer supply drives and in-house volunteer groups were forced to cancel.  Whether schools commence online or in class, the need for academic materials is greater than ever.  Thank you for helping to ensure that every Massachusetts student is prepared for school this fall.  

Below are the items needed for our inventory.  To support students from the comfort of your home, please see the many ways you can help by clicking here. 

Supplies Needed - All Items Must Be New

  • Quality backpacks for boys & girls K-12 - size 17" or larger (the smaller backpacks do not hold adequate supplies and a lunchbox)
  • Large Pencil Boxes
    Hand Sanitizer
  • Zippered Pencil Pouches
  • Fun Pencils
  • Large Erasers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Blunt Children's Scissors
  • Pencil Sharpeners (with cover)
  • Washable Markers Broad Tip (8 pack)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Red Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Flexible Plastic Rulers
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • Index Cards (100 pack)
  • Calculators (square root & scientific)
  • Shiny Pocket Folders
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Single Subject Notebooks
  • 1" Binders
  • Binder Dividers
  • 3-Holed, Lined Paper

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School on Wheels - MA
100 Laurel Street
Suite 121
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02333


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