Supplies for Scholars

Since 2013 Supplies For Scholars, a program of Strengthening Families, has served over 4,300 Delaware County students ranging from Kindergarten (Pre-Kindergarten) through 12th grade. Last year alone we served over 2,000 children! That’s 500 more than anticipated! This year we are expecting even more! In order to meet the demand we are in need of sponsors and individual donations.

To better serve the community, in 2016 four mobile sites were made available in Sunbury, Ashley, Ostrander, and Lewis Center. This year we will be adding the Strengthening Families Store at Willis Education Center to serve families who are unable to attend any of the other events.

Giving back, seeing so many smiles, hearing the excitement in their voices and getting heartfelt thank you's from so many happy kids and families is incredibly rewarding, and so very joyful. We’d love to have you join us as an event sponsor, or to make a donation through our virtual backpack this year.

Main Event Date: July 27, 2018 9a-11a at Willis Education Center
Mobile Sites Noon-2p:
July 9: Lewis Center (Sponsored by Mount Carmel)
July 10: Ostrander
July 18: Sunbury (Sponsored by OhioHealth)
July 25: Ashley (Sponsored by DelCo Water)

Supplies for Scholars Flyer with additional information

Virtual Backpack


Check out our Virtual Backpack to DONATE virtually

SFS Toiletry Kits 

Groups can provide Toiletry Kits


Purchase any quantity of items from our Amazon Wish List to be delivered to our location.


See photos from last years' event


Click here for sponsorship opportunities still available for 2018

Presenting Sponsor

Women's Leadership Network


Diamond Sponsor

PNC Bank


Platinum Sponsors

Byers Auto         Huntington        



Mobile Presenting


Mobile Presenting


Mobile Presenting
(Lewis Center)


    DelCo Water    Mount Carmel


Strengthening Families Shop Sponsor

St. John Neumann Catholic Church


In-Kind Sponsor

JCPenney Salon


"Last year one of our volunteers was out in town and spotted one of the students that he helped shop for his school supplies this past summer at a mobile Supplies for Scholars event. The mother recognized our volunteer. She went up to him and said how much she appreciated the school supplies that helped out her son and that it was really nice not to worry about the burden of finding a way to buy what was needed to start his school year. She said it made a big difference and was such a blessing."