First Call for Help

607 E 13th St., Hays, KS  67601

Phone: 785-623-2800
Fax: 785-623-4590 

Friday , April , 26 2019
You are here : Backpacks for Kids

The Backpacks For Kids registration will open May 1st and run through July 21st, 2019


Backpacks for Kids 2019-2020

Must be an Ellis County Student to receive a backpack.


How You Can Help Backpacks for Kids 

Donations are accepted year-round! 

Donations are accepted any time during the year. The list of supplies needed is provided below and cash donations are also appreciated. 


 Watercolor Paints (Primary) - Hygiene Products: (Shampoo, Bar Soap, Deodorant)

NEW Backpacks  -  Composition Notebooks  -  1” 3-Ring Binders  -  Notebook Paper (Wide-ruled & College-rule)  -  Pencil Boxes/Bags

Facial Tissue  -  Pocket Folders  -  Washable School Glue


Pencil Eraser Tips  -  Large Pink Erasers  -  8-10 Pack Classic Colors Washable Markers  -  24-Pack Crayons     

Scissors (Blunt and Pointed) - 12-Pack Colored Pencils  -  Dry Erase Markers  -  Glue Sticks   

12” Rulers  -  3x3 Post-It Sticky Notes


  1-Subject Spiral Notebook (Wide & College-Rule)  -  Highlighters - Combination Lock - Earbuds

Pencils (Regular or Mechanical)  -  Pens (Blue, Black, and Red)  -  Ruled Notecards

Donations can be dropped off at the First Call for Help office or if it is a larger donation, call us and we will arrange to pick it up.

Thank You!

Funded in part by the following: City of Hays United WayECMA