School Supply Drive

Local students benefiting from UB's School Supply Drive.

At the start of every new school year the Office of Community Relations works with offices and departments campus-wide to collect school supplies that are then donated to schools throughout the City of Buffalo. 

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About the drive

A very popular initiative on campus, the School Supply Drive involves partnership with over 40 departments and collects over 17 thousand items provided by our generous employees. Our office distributes the supplies to elementary and middle schools in the City of Buffalo.

Important dates

  • Late June: UB Departments and offices are contacted to confirm participation
  • July: Collection boxes are dropped off campus-wide
  • End of August: Supplies are collected from departments and offices
  • September: Supplies are distributed to partnering schools

Supplies needed

Needed supplies contributed by our employees include:

  • Book bags
  • Kleenex
  • Cups
  • Folders
  • Crayons
  • Pencils
  • Glue
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Markers
  • Erasers Scissors
  • Hand Soap
  • Binders
  • Dividers
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Rulers 
  • Calculators
  • Dictionaries
  • USB Flash Drives
  • Planners

Interested in participating?

Please click the button below to sign up your office or department to participate in the drive.