Build A Backpack School Supplies Drive

Over 400 elementary school students in Y programs at PS 191, PS 165, PS 145 and the Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA need school supplies to start the school year. Help build backpacks that get kids excited and ready to go back to school!

•looseleaf paper
•black/blue pens
•pencil case
•pencil sharpeners
•erasable markers
•dry erase markers
•color pencils
•glue sticks
•hand sanitizer

All are welcome to attend our Build a Backpack Night on Wednesday, August 9 from 5-7 PM as we assemble backpacks. Thank you for your generosity and support!

Items will be collected until August 4. Drop items off in the lobby of the West Side YMCA, located at 5 West 63rd Street between Central Park West and Broadway. 


For more information, contact Bianca Perez at or call 212-912-2613.