One week left in the Back to School Drive!
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Please consider donating a stuffed backpack, school supplies, or a gift card to purchase new clothes for families in need. When kids have their basic needs met, they are able to focus on what matters most: learning, achieving and succeeding in school.

We are on our way to meeting our goal with over 200 backpacks donated. We still need your help to reach our goal of at least 350 new backpacks stuffed with school supplies and gift cards for new back to school clothes by AUGUST 9th!


For your convenience, we set up a one-stop shop for back to school supplies. Simply fill your “backpack” with supplies and new clothes in our VIRTUAL BACK to SCHOOL STORE, or click on one of the fully stuffed backpacks for the grade level of your choice. We will do all the shopping and you will supply a youth with the tools they need to succeed! 

You can also call 916.344.0199 or email us to contribute. Backpacks, gift cards and school supplies can also be dropped off at our office, located at 8912 Volunteer Lane, Sacramento, CA 95826.

Not sure exactly what to donate? Click here to view our School Supply List for details on appropriate materials for each grade level.   

We gratefully extend a BIG THANK YOU to all of our supporters who held Backpack & Supply Drives to benefit Stanford Youth Solutions!

  • Marshalls Stores of Northern California
  • Bank of the West Building @ 500 Capitol Mall
  • Bank of the West’s Women’s Connection Central Valley Council
  • Eyefinity
  • Hines @ 400 Capitol Mall, Wells Fargo Building
  • VSP
  • Sierra Health Foundation & Nonprofit Innovation Center

Gift Card ideas for Clothes or Supplies

  • Marshalls
  • TJ Maxx
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Old Navy
  • Kohl’s 

Thank you in advance for your continued support of our mission to inspire sustainable change for young people and their families, empowering them to solve serious challenges together.

Questions? Contact Erin DeYoung at (916) 344-0199 x206 or

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