Thank you for visiting the Greater Augusta Back to School Programs website. We are a volunteer non-profit group of citizens in the Greater Augusta, Maine area that annually provides school supplies for local children in need. The need grows larger each year - won't you join us in helping our children get their best start in school each year? Last year, we distributed 1000 backpacks and we keep Growing! Check out our Operation Warm and Literacy Campaigns for 2022!

Items K-2 most needed

Backpacks 17” or less

Crayola Crayons - 24 pack

Washable Markers wide

Crayola Colored Pencils 10-12 pk

Pocket Folders

1-subject Wide Ruled Notebooks

Glue Sticks

Blunt Tip Scissors

Pencil Sharpeners

Pencils yellow and designs

Items 3-6 most needed

18” or larger backpack

1” 3-ring binder

Large pencil pouch

Wide-ruled loose leaf paper

Wide-ruled composition notebook

Wide-ruled 1 subject notebook

2-pocket folders

Blue, black and red pens

#2 pencils

Colored pencils

Slim markers

24-pack crayons

Erasers – pencil top and block

Glue sticks

Sharp scissors

Pencil sharpener

Self-stick notes


Tabbed dividers


Index cards

White glue

Items 7-12 most needed

backpack (17-21 in)

3-ring binder 1.5-2 in

loose leaf paper

5 or 8 tab dividers

2 pocket folder

1 subject notebook

composition notebook

crayola markers

crayola colored pencils

#2 pencils

pens (blue)

pens (black)



3x3 post-it notes

3x5 index cards



Donate to our 2023 Campaign today!

SAVE THE DATE! Back to School Event - Backpack giveaway and more!

August 20, 2023

Augusta Civic Center

1PM - 3PM