The Rochester Area Family YMCA is a collection site for this community-wide event to help kids.

It is estimated that 8.400 kids in our community will be needing help with school supplies and backpacks to start their 2017-2018 year.  The United Way's Running Start for School is a community-wide backpack and school supply drive to ensure every child in need is prepared to succeed in school.

School Supplies Needed

  • Backpacks (size large)
  • Glue Sticks (washable, small)
  • 2-Pocket Folders (blue, green, red, yellow)
  • Markers (washable, 8 pack, broad tip)
  • Notebooks (wide-ruled, spiral, one subject, blue, green, red, yellow)
  • #2 Pencils (12 pack)
  • Pencil Pouches (zippered)
  • Crayons (24 count)
  • Highlighters (chisel-tip, yellow)
  • Pens (black, blue)

 Learn more about United Way and the Running Start for School Program by clicking here.