The Center’s Back to School Supply Drive

Join The Center in supporting local students across the Mohawk Valley and their families this school year. 

New backpacks and school supplies are being collected for students for the 22/23 school year. 

Can you donate a few items?

For many of our new neighbors, this school year will be the first introduction to the US school system. Help us support the community and their academic success by getting all of the essential school supplies they need to have a great year! 

Gather your community and organize a drive for refugee & Immigrant children.

Our goal is to collect 100 backpacks and school supplies! 

What's on the supply list? 

You can view all of the needed supplies here [Full List] All school supply items must be brand new and sized for children ages 5-18.  

 How can I get the supplies to The Center?

Drop off Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM at The Center 201 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY 13501


Can Make a Monetary donation? 

Yes! You can donate any amount via check (by mail: The Center, 201 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY 13501) or online. Please indicate "Back 2 School Drive" in the memo/"in honor of". Thank you! 

Are the items I donate tax deductible? 

Donations may be eligible for tax deduction when itemizing your return. Consult your financial advisor or a tax professional.