Backpack to School

You can help HPC support the youngest residents of the Lower & Outer Cape in being ready for the school year! HPC is now accepting donations of new school supplies, backpacks for grades pre-k through 12, and gift cards for shoes. Please see below for a full list of supplies and collection locations.

Backpack to School provides customized backpacks, school supplies, and gift cards for shoes to children in need on the Lower and Outer Cape. Knowing their children will be prepared will give comfort and peace of mind to many local families this year.


Your contribution will make it possible for HPC to purchase supplies, enhance our efforts to provide shoes, and include other necessary items for each student. Please help us come together in supporting the most vulnerable in our community so our local students can feel prepared and thrive.

This year, we are in need of:
  • Expo Markers

  • Composition Notebooks (wide ruled, 100 page, hardcover)

  • 2 pocket folders

  • 1.5-inch binders

  • 1 subject notebooks

  • Headphones with noise cancellation (over ear, corded)

  • Insulated metal water bottles

  • Computer mouse (corded)

  • Pencil top erasers

  • Broad tipped washable markers (8 count box)

  • Colored Pencils (12 count box)

  • Ticonderoga #2 pencils

  • Markers

  • Scientific calculators

  • Crayons (24 count box)

Collection Locations:

Please drop off supplies by Friday, August 5th

HPC Office

Staples (Orleans)

Nauset Marine

Orleans Police Department

If you, or someone you know, are in need of a backpack and school supplies for a local child,
please call our office at (508) 255-9667 and ask for the Case Manager of the Day.
We serve residents in the eight towns of the Lower& Outer Cape.