This is the tenth year of the Foundation for Douglas County School’s (FDCS) Lend A Hand Back to School Supply Drive.  Last year’s effort provided over 1,500 students with supplies ranging from crayons to composition books. Supplies were collected by many community organizations and individuals who contributed to the program through supply drives, donations, and in-kind support. This year, the FDCS and their partner organizations have been working hard to do all we can to make the 2018 drive even more successful!

If you would like to help, or are in need of school supplies for the 2018-19 school year, please click on the icons to the right to request school supplies, to donate or to volunteer (under “Organization” select “Douglas County School District” to see all Lend A Hand opportunities). 

For more information contact Ashley Sommers at 303-387-0504 or asommers@dcsdk12.org.

Thanks to Our Generous Community Partners

Catholic Charities Central Colorado: www.ccharitiescc.org
Cherry Hills Community Church: www.chcc.org
Children’s Hospital Colorado –South Campus: www.childrenscolorado.org/highlandsranch
Douglas County Libraries: www.douglascountylibraries.org
Douglas County School District Homeless Coordinator: 303-387-0206
Douglas Elbert Task Force: www.detaskforce.org
Waste Management: www.wm.com/index.jsp


Most Needed Items by Grade

K-2 Grade

Colored Pencils
Crayons – 24 ct.
Composition Notebook-Wide Ruled
Glue Sticks
Glue Bottles – 4 oz.
Binder – 1″
Folders-Pockets w/ brads
2 Pocket Portfolio
Markers – Broad Tip 10 ct.
100 Ct. Wide Ruled Filler Paper
Pencil Sharpener
Scissors – Pointed 5″
Pencils #2 Yellow – 12 ct.
Ruler 12″
School Supply Pencil Bag
Spiral Notebook-Wide Ruled
Water Color Set
Red Pens
Black Pens
Blue Pens
Kleenex Tissue

3-5 Grade

Colored Pencils
Crayons-24 ct.
Pencil Case
Pencil Sharpener
Glue Sticks – sm.
Folders – Pockets w/ brads
Markers – Broad Tip-8 ct.
Highlighters – Yellow, Pink, Green
Composition Notebook – Wide Ruled
Markers – Dry Erase
Scissors – Pointed 5″
Pencils #2 Yellow – 12 ct.
Ruler 12″
Filler Paper Wide Ruled
Spiral Notebook – Wide Ruled
Dividers 3-Ring 5-Tab
Chisel Tip Highlighters
Binder – 1″
Binder – 1/2″
Black Pens
Red Pens
Blue Pens

Middle/High School

Calculator – Scientific
Dry Erase Markers
Glue Sticks – sm
Highlighters – Yellow, Pink, Green
Loose Leaf Paper – College Ruled
Pencil Sharpener w/ Cover
Red Pens – md point
Blue Pens – md point
Black Pens – md point
Pencil Bag (no box)
Spiral Notebook – College Ruled
Spiral Notebook w/ Graph Paper
Index Cards 3” x 5”
Pencils 1 doz.
Pocket Folders w/& w/out Brads
Binder – 1 1/2″
Composition Notebook – College Ruled
Dividers -set
Pink Erasers
Markers Wide Tip
Colored Pencils 1 dz.
Flash Drive


2017 School Supply Donation Drop Off Sites

ANB Bank – Castle Rock Branch
Any DCSD Administration Building
Castle Rock Recreation Center
Children’s Hospital South Campus – Highlands Ranch
Cornerstone SBC – Lone Tree
Douglas/Elbert Task Force – Castle Rock
FIT36 in Highlands Ranch
Fresh Harvest Food Bank – Lone Tree
Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce
James H. LaRue Library – Highlands Ranch
Miller Activity Center – Castle Rock
New Hope Presbyterian Church – Castle Rock
Parker Chamber of Commerce
Pax Christi – Highlands Ranch
Philip S. Miller Library – Castle Rock
St. Francis of Assisi – Castle Rock
St. Mark’s – Highlands Ranch
StarCycle – Highlands Ranch
Texas Roadhouse – Parker
White Construction Group – Castle Rock


2017 Distribution Dates and Sites

Following are the dates, times and locations for PREREGISTERED students to pick up their completed backpack orders.  Dates and sites are selected on the registration form.

Saturday, July 29th  – 10:00 am-12:00 pm – PARKER
at Southeast Christian Church – 9650 Jordan Rd (80134)

Tuesday, August 1st  – 4:00 pm-6:00 pm – HIGHLANDS RANCH
“Strive to Thrive” event at Cherry Hills Community Church – 3900 Grace Blvd (80126)

Wednesday, August 2nd – 4:00 pm-6:00 pm – CASTLE ROCK
South Ridge Elementary School – 1100 South St. (80104)

Saturday, August 5th – 10:00 am-12:00 pm – LONE TREE
Fresh Harvest Food Bank – 8250 Park Meadows Drive, #130 (80124)


2017 Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals and Families

Volunteer opportunities for the school supply drive will begin in June and run through the middle of August.

Please click HERE and under “Organization” select “Douglas County School District” to see all Lend A Hand opportunities.

Last year we were able to help over 1500 students with the help of volunteers like you!