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/castle-rock-office/
Cherry Hills Community Church:
Children’s Hospital Colorado –South Campus: www.childrenscolorado.org/highlandsranch
Douglas County Libraries: www.dcl.org
Douglas County School District Homeless Coordinator: homelessliaison@dcsdk12.org
Douglas Elbert Task Force: www.detaskforce.org


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
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 Case
Spiral Notebook-Wide Ruled
Water Color Set
Red 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


2018 School Supply Donation Drop Off Sites

Any DCSD Administration Building
Canyons Community Church
Children’s Hospital South Campus – Highlands Ranch
Cornerstone SBC – Lone Tree
Douglas/Elbert Task Force – Castle Rock
James H. LaRue Library – Highlands Ranch
Parker Chamber of Commerce
Pax Christi – Highlands Ranch
Plum Creek Church
The Rock Church
Southeast Christian Church
St. Francis of Assisi – Castle Rock
St. Mark’s – Highlands Ranch
Texas Roadhouse – Parker

2018 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.

Tuesday, July 31, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – PARKER
“Strive to Thrive” at Southeast Christian Church – 9650 Jordan Rd. (80134)

Wednesday, August 1, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – CASTLE ROCK
South Ridge Elementary School – 1100 South Street (80104)

Saturday, August 4, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – HIGHLANDS RANCH
Cherry Hills Community Church – 3900 Grace Blvd (80126)


2018 Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals and Families
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