2024 Back to School Program

Donate to our Back to School Program!

While we enjoy the rest of the summer let us not forget that fall will soon be here and with it all the preparation involved for children and their families as they get ready for a new school year. Last year CSS helped over 115 students that needed assistance with back-to-school supplies. This year we will be helping at least 100 to 150 students. 

Homeless children are uncertain of very basic needs such as where they will be sleeping for the night and where their meals will come from. There is not always a reliable adult in their lives to provide them with the things they need for back-to-school success. Community Shelter Services provides solutions to many of these concerns. 

Most children will be returning to in-person schooling this year and we are focusing on school supply needs we are certain they will need.  We provide these children with backpacks and school supplies to start their school year off right. Your generosity has helped us accomplish this before and we ask you again to help a homeless or at-risk child begin the school year ready to learn. 

Ways you can help:

  • Send a financial contribution or gift card to CSS 
  • Send a financial contribution through our online Donation page 
  • Donate any of the items on our school supply list (button at top of page) BEFORE AUGUST 12th
  • Fill a sturdy backpack with school supplies
  • Share this event with your friends and family


Contact our Development Director Fontaine Glenn at (814) 455-4369 or fglenn@communityshelter.org