Orchard Place School Supply Drive 2021

  • 925 SW Porter Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Presented By: Orchard Place
  • Dates: July 15, 2021 - August 13, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Orchard Place Campus
  • Phone: (515) 287-9610
  • Overview

    Orchard Place School Supply Drive (Now through August 13, 2021)
    This community-supported drive will provide school supplies and back packs to more than 800 children who are affected by mental health concerns. More donors and volunteers are needed.

    How does a child's mental health impact their family? When a child struggles with their mental health, it affects everyone they love. Often parents need to take significant time away from work to care for their child’s health. When parents miss work, family income drops and their job security may be impacted.

    How does it impact a child's preparation for school? Back to school is especially stressful time as parents worry how the new school year will go. Purchasing school supplies may not seem like a big deal to some families and some parents may even enjoy it. However, for families affected by mental health, these extra back-to-school expenses are difficult to manage and so is the added stress of trying to find all the required materials.

    How can you help? By contributing to the Orchard Place School Supply Drive. This year’s Drive will benefit more than 800 children and teens served through PACE Community-Based Services and Orchard Place’s Child Guidance Center. Plus, the Drive provides supplies to Orchard Place Campus School to benefit kids who are living on Campus and attending middle or high school there.

    Give Online for Custom School Supply Kits! Orchard Place has an option to purchase custom pre-made School Supply Kits and backpacks only $20 per each. For example, a donor giving $100 to the Drive will provide backpacks and supplies for five kids to start the school year off strong.

    Financial contributions of any amount may be given at
    Please Note: When you give online, there’s a place for you to designate “School Supply Drive”
    Gift cards are also welcome as teachers often add last minute required materials.