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Free school supplies Denver County.

Denver County students can get free school supplies from a number of local charities, non-profits, and even school districts. There are events and giveaway programs held during the year, including summer and fall, that provide low income families with free back to school supplies, uniforms, clothes, laptops and other items they need. Find a list of agencies and programs below that focus on this, or if more assistance is needed, try free clothing closets in Denver.

There are school items for kids ranging from kindergarten to high school. Whether they need more general school items (like bookbags, pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.) or clothes (including uniforms, shoes, pants, dresses, etc.) there is assistance available. Most charities in Denver provide free school supplies on a first come and served basis, so applications and registration should be done as early as possible.

Volunteers and donations are always needed in Colorado. Gift cards from stores such as Wal-Mart or Target, coat drives, backpacks, laptops, winter gear, Chromebooks or computers and many other items are needed. Therefore both donate or apply for free school supply giveaways or drives below.

Salvation Army Family Services in Denver
Free school supplies, clothes, hygiene supplies and other basic needs are offered. This is but one of the number of social service and financial aid programs run by the charity. They also give out Christmas help, electronics, book bags, games, shoes, backpacks, and emergency food among other services. More on Salvation Army Denver County assistance programs.

Catholic Charities of Denver
Location is 6240 Smith Rd
Denver, CO 80216
Call (303) 742-0828
Several services are offered. They include a free school supply event, low cost thrift store for clothes or basic needs (including educational or school items), and help for immigrants and the homeless.

Assistance League of Denver
1400 Josephine St
Denver, Colorado 80206
(303) 322-1688 or (303) 322-5205
The assistance program is known as Operation School Bell. They partner with Denver and aurora schools as well as stores to provide clothes, shoes, backpacks, notebooks, calculators, and even free gift cards to students in need.




Christ Lutheran Church
Location is 3460 Humboldt St
Denver, Colorado 80205
Phone: (303) 901-8789
They only support low income families in the immediate area of the church. One back to school drive is held each year.

Clothes To Kids of Denver, Inc.
Location of clothing bank is 2890 S Colorado Blvd
Denver, Colorado 80222
Main number is (720) 379-4630
While majority of items are clothes, they too can help students. Uniforms, socks, belts, sneakers, and more is offered. Some of the clothing type goods can include backpacks or other school supplies that are worn.

Denver Public Schools – Foundation and the United Way
A number of local schools in the county hold their own free school supply drives as well as giveaway events. They are specific to the kids and students from the district. A DPS foundation helps organize them. For information, call 211 and get referrals.

Or try the Mile High United Way - Supplies for Success Event, Call 303-561-2205. This is a school supply assistance program for Denver County residents with children, whether married or single moms or single dads.

Urban League Young Professionals of Metro Denver is at Address: 700 East 24th Ave., Suite 8, Denver, Colorado 80205. Call (303) 377-2790.
Once a year they give free food, snacks, and free school supplies based on donations.

Kenzi's Causes
501 S Cherry St Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80246
(720) 330-2804
A number of events and assistance programs for teenagers, students and kids. Hygiene supplies, Christmas toys, school supplies, books, educational material and more free stuff may be passed out.





Integrated Family Community Services
Location is 3370 S Irving St
Englewood, Colorado 80110
Main number is (303) 789-0501
Programs include a food bank, soup kitchen, and school supply event.

Denver Human Services
2929 W 10th Ave
Denver, Colorado 80204
For information, dial Call (720) 944-1250
They operate a program known as Essential Items and Resources. This can give free clothes and educational supplies to youth, students as well as adults. There may be shirts, slacks, sneakers and other items. In some cases small school supplies (if essential) may be provided.

Epworth Foundation
Address: 1865 Bruce Randolph Ave
Denver, CO
(303) 296-6287
The clothing closet may have some free back to school supplies, including uniforms for students of all ages and genders. Or get backpacks, lunch boxes, hygiene supplies and other items.

By Jon McNamara











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