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Back-To-School Program

Support United Way’s Back-to-School Drive and send children to school this fall with the tools and confidence needed to succeed!

Become a sponsor in our Back-To-School program and give children from local struggling households a strong start to the school year. Last year, we served more than 800 children in Stamford, greater Danbury and greater New Milford. With your help, we can support even more! A list of needed items follows.

Make a gift for children on our program list who need supplies.
Designate your gift to the Back-To-School Program of your choice at the bottom of the form:

For more information or to sponsor the full needs of a child, contact the program manager for your region below:


Needed supplies include:

  • New Backpacks
  • Gift Cards to Clothing Retailers for Clothes & Shoes
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue Sticks
  • Rulers - 12”
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Washable Markers
  • #2 Pencils
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Pencil Case or Box
  • Pens
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Marble Composition Notebooks
  • Pocket Folders
  • Wide-ruled Loose-leaf Paper
  • Erasers
  • Calculators
  • Index Cards
  • Post-it Notes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hair Brushes & Combs
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Deodorant
  • Tissues
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Highlighters