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Back to School

Every year, thousands of children across the Dallas region go back to school without the tools to learn. Help Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region (CISDR) change the picture this fall by donating to our 2019-20 Back to School Supply Drive.

When kids don’t have the supplies that they need, they start out behind. With proper school supplies, students will be well-prepared for the year to come, teachers won’t have to spend so much out of pocket, and families will have somewhere to turn when in crisis.

CISDR’s mission is to surround children with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We serve the K-12 students whom our education system labels as “least likely to succeed” as a result of events beyond their control.

To get involved with this year’s supply drive, please contact us at 214-827-0955 ext. 217 or

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Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region
1341 W Mockingbird Ln, Ste 1000E
Dallas, TX 75247

Most Needed School Supplies

Full School Supply List

Elementary Campuses

  • Backpacks: variety of colors and sizes
  • 2-inch binders w/ plastic front cover
  • Composition notebooks (College Rule and Wide Rule)
  • Copy paper
  • Plastic ploy pocket folders with brads
  • 12×18 Assorted construction paper
  • Crayola crayons
  • Crayola Washable Markers
  • Elmer’s glue sticks
  • Elmer’s glue bottle (4oz)
  • #2 Pencils
  • #2 Color Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Dry Eraser Markers
  • 5” blunt Fiskars scissors
  • Quart size Ziploc Bags
  • Pink Bevel eraser
  • Pencil Bags and/or Pencil Boxes
  • Earbuds ( Kindergarten students are required to have over the ear style headphones)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Kleenex

Secondary Campuses

  • Backpacks – Variety of colors and sizes
  • 1-inch binders
  • 3-inch binders
  • Composition notebooks (College Rule and Wide Rule)
  • Plastic ploy pocket folders with brads
  • Spirals (College Rule and Wide Rule)
  • Dividers
  • Pens (Blue, Black and Red)
  • Pencils
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Planners
  • #2 Color Pencils
  • Expo Markers
  • Copy paper
  • Pencil pouches
  • Index cards
  • Earbuds
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • USB drives
  • Post-it Notes