2021 Back-to-School Drives in San Antonio

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again! Back-to-school season is one of my favorite times of year. Aisles of every store in town are bursting with pencils, erasers, and stickers, and everyone is eager to get back into a solid routine.

Even though school might look a little different this year, we all still need supplies to gear our kids up for success. The unfortunate truth about school supplies, though, is that they can be expensive. More than ever, local families need our help to make sure all kids, regardless of where they live and attend school, are equipped with the basics to make this the best year yet!

If you’re interested in alleviating a bit of stress in another parent or teacher’s life, to help give kids an equal start at the onset of the new academic year, check out our round-up of area school supply drives below. Lend a helping hand, if you can, and spread that back-to-school cheer!

*Note, this list may not include every school supply drive in the city, but we researched and polled our social communities to include as many as possible. If you have one to share, please add it in the comments section.

Write Start Project

United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County


Stuff the Bus

H-E-B, KENS 5, & Communities in Schools


Back to School

Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM)


Back to School 2021



Back to School Drive

Cornerstone Church


Backpack Program

San Antonio Food Bank


Back to School Supplies Drives

Family Service of San Antonio


School Supply Drive

Child Advocates of San Antonio


Hope Center: School Supplies Drive

Alamo Heights United Methodist Church


CRS 2021 School Supply Project

Center for Refugee Services


School Supply Drive

Oak Hills Church


Year-round Supply Drive

Northside Independent School District


A native Laredoan and San Antonian by choice, Kimberly loves all things sunshine and South Texas. A communications consultant by day and digital creator by night, she is a master juggler of all things family, friends, work and fun! Kimberly is married to her high school sweetheart, A.J., and together they chase their two spirited boys, Trey (2016) and Matthew (2019), around town. Most mornings you can find Kimberly sipping piping hot coffee on her back patio (trying to hide from the chaos that awaits inside!). Favorite Restaurant: Clementine Favorite Landmark: Landa Library Park Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Los Spurs