Backpacks for Students

Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa is partnering with First United Methodist Church and First Congregational United Church of Christ to provide backpacks and school supplies for students in preschool through college.

On any Sunday in July, you can bring a backpack to the Center filled with supplies appropriate for a student in any age group. Please attach a note to the backpack indicating the intended student’s level (primary grades, intermediate grades, middle school, high school, or college). Small backpacks with art supplies are suggested for toddlers and preschoolers.

If you prefer, you can bring various supplies from the list below or write a check to “First United Methodist Church” with “backpacks” in the memo line.

For more information, please contact Marcy Clausen at or (707) 328-4373.

Backpacks and Supplies for 2023

No solid true red or true bright blue please (older kids often like black).
Crayons (24 per box)
Highlighter pens
Washable colored markers
Ball point pens
Small Kleenex
Colored pencils
Pre-sharpened pencils
Pencil sharpeners
Pencil pouches and pencil boxes
Construction paper
3 ring binders 1½ and 2 inch
Binder paper – wide and college ruled
Binder dividers
Composition books
Pocket folders
Spiral notebooks