HFA Back to School Supplies Drive

The Hoboken Family Alliance is hosting our 10th
Annual Back to School Supplies Drive

Thursday, August 1 to Sunday September 15, 2019 to benefit children in need within Hudson County.

HFA is committed to helping children succeed by ensuring every young child is ready to learn. Children living at or below the poverty line will find it difficult to get enough to eat this summer as their parents struggle to keep the lights on and make rent – they simply cannot afford to buy backpacks and school supplies.

Our backpack and school supply donations will go to children in need from the following organizations: In Jesus Names Charities, Division of Youth Family Services (DYFS), Family Promise and York Street Project.

What’s Needed:NEW Backpacks (Unisex backpacks are preferred if possible), lunch boxes, pencils, pens, pink erasers, two-pocket folders, binders, loose-leaf paper (wide rule), 1-5 subject notebooks (both spiral & composition), scientific calculators, protractors, crayons, colored pencils, markers, calculators, rulers, pencil sharpeners with cover, pencil cases, glue sticks, scissors, index cards, etc.  Flash drives are also requested for the older children.

Two options are available:  1) Financial Donations or 2) Drop off Donations

If you choose to drop off donations, we will have a drop box at Big Fun Toys. They will be selling backpacks and some school supplies too.

DROP OFF: Sunday, August 11 to Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Big Fun Toys602 Washington Street, Hoboken (Mon-Sat. 10-7pm, Sun . 11-6 pm )

Your HFA CARD provides a 10% discount off any purchase over $25 - www.bigfuntoys.com

FINANCIAL DONATION: Your donation of $25 will provide one backpack for a child, stocked with essential supplies. Financial donations are encouraged because HFA’s non-profit status allows it to purchase items without paying 7% sales tax.

Please click below to make a cash donation via Paypal:


If you are making a monetary donation, a tax receipt will be automatically generated. 

If a child is prepared for the first day of school with a backpack and the right school supplies, the child will have the confidence to work towards having a successful school year.

With your partnership, we will be able to accomplish this together. For more information, contact Michele at philanthropy@nullhobokenfamily.org 

Have a Great School Year!  Thank you.