Desert Mission holds back-to-school backpack and supply drive

Backpack drive

Desert Mission, which offers a variety of programs to meet the basic needs of members of the Phoenix community, is conducting a Back to School Backpack and School Supply Drive that supports around 300 students in the Washington Elementary and Paradise Valley school districts.

You can help by donating needed supplies such as backpacks, No. 2 pencils, washable markers, 24-pack Crayons, metric rulers, subject dividers (five-pack), individual hand-held pencil sharpeners, college-ruled notebook paper and blunt-tip scissors.

Please drop donated items off at Desert Mission Food Bank, 9229 N. Fourth St., Phoenix, by Friday, July 21, 2017.

Food Bank hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Contact Aurora Ortiz at for more information.