Backpack Supply List

In preparation for the back to school season, you have the gift of helping kids all across our city with Hope's annual Back-to-School Drive which supports many of our ministry partners in Memphis. Here's how to get started: simply choose one of the supply lists below and fill a backpack with the contents. Every little bit helps a child get a fresh and positive start to the new school year.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Laura Huggins (901-507-1892, Laura.Huggins@HopeChurchMemphis.com). We appreciate all that you do to support our Urban Ministry outreach efforts!


Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

PRINT K-2ND GRADE SUPPLY List
  • Backpack (No rolling backpacks please)
  • 1 box of crayons (no more than 24 count)
  • 24 - #2 pencils
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 bottle of Elmer's glue
  • 1 pair scissors Fiskar blunt tip
  • 1 box of Kleenex tissue
  • 2 pink erasers
  • 6 two-pocket folders (assortment of prongs and no prongs)
  • 1 box of washable markers
  • 2 soft vinyl 1-inch 3-ring binders
  • 1 pkg. wide-ruled notebook paper
  • 2 writing tablets (K–2nd grade)
  • 1 bottle antibacterial hand sanitizer

3rd, 4th and 5th Grade

PRINT 3-5 GRADE SUPPLY List
  • Backpack (No rolling backpacks please)
  • 24 - #2 pencils (wood only)
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 pair of scissors Fiskar
  • 1 box crayons (24 count)
  • Ink pens (blue, black and red)
  • 1 pkg washable markers
  • 3 spiral notebooks
  • 2 pkgs notebook paper (wide rule)
  • 8 folders with pockets and brads (assorted colors)
  • 1 ruler with inches & centimeters
  • 2 composition books
  • 1 box of Kleenex tissues
  • 1 bottle antibacterial hand sanitizer
  • 1 box Zip Loc bags (gallon or quart size)

6th, 7th and 8th Grade

PRINT 6-8 GRADE SUPPLY List
  • Backpack (No rolling backpacks please)
  • 24 - #2 pencils (wood only)
  • 1 pair of scissors Fiskar sharp tip
  • 6 spiral notebooks 1 subject wide rule
  • 8 folders with pockets & brads
  • 1 bottle of glue and 2 glue sticks
  • 1 box of colored pencils 24 count
  • 1 protractor
  • 2 red ink pens
  • 1 pkg of blue or black ink pens
  • 1 pkg colored markers
  • 2 pkgs notebook paper wide rule
  • 1 ruler with inches & centimeters
  • 1 Steno pad
  • 1 three-ring binder (2")
  • 2 pkgs dividers
  • 1 package of index cards

9th, 10th, 11th & 12th Grades

PRINT 9-12 GRADE SUPPLY List
  • Backpack (No rolling backpacks please)
  • 24 - #2 pencils (wood only)
  • 6 spiral notebooks 1 subject college rule
  • 8 folders with pockets & brads
  • 1 box colored pencils 24 count
  • 2 highlighters (yellow)
  • 1 Protractor
  • 1 pkg red ink pens
  • 1 pkg blue ink pens
  • 1 pkg black ink pens
  • 1 pkg colored markers
  • 2 pkgs notebook paper college rule
  • 1 ruler with inches & centimeters
  • 1 Steno pad
  • 1 three-ring binder (2”)
  • 2 pkgs dividers