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Back to School Program

Back to School Program

The Back to School Program ensures that children from low-income families in our area receive the tools they need to succeed in school. This includes backpacks stuffed with grade level supplies for children in Pre-K through high school and supplies for college students.  The program reaches nearly 1,000 students in total each year through the generosity of the community.

During the summer, MOM collects new school supplies and new back packs for this program. Cash donations are also accepted and used to purchase items needed for the program.  

Donations of new and gently used athletic apparel and equipment are also accepted to help student athletes achieve success with extra-curricular activities. Many talented student athletes are not able to participate in their sport of choice due to lack of affordability.

The Back to School Program is one of many ways that MOM is working to keep families in stable housing, supplying them with the assistance needed to free up financial resources to pay rent. The program also provides relief to families worried about the extra expense, and joy to children as they prepare for a great year ahead.

Purchased supplies should be delivered to the MOM office by noon on Wednesday, August 16.


Additional Information

  • All supplies are needed and welcomed but we find the greatest needs each year include:

    • extra-large back packs for high school students
    • dry erase markers
    • three ring binders (without logos)
    • graph paper
    • dividers for folders and binders
    • protractors
    • compasses
    • black sharpies
    • Crayola crayons
    • plastic page protectors in packs of 10
    • 3x3 Post-it notes
    • scotch tape
    • pocket folders

    All donations of brand new items are welcomed.

    Printable list

  • Brand new backpacks and school supplies should come directly to the MOM office.  

    Donations of sporting goods and gently used school supplies can be taken directly to the MOM Distribution Center.   Please bring your items by Friday, August 18. 

    You can also find brightly colored barrels in which to leave your donations throughout the community.  

    Craftsman Table and Tap

    Cross Plains locations, thanks to the Cross Plains Lion's Club:
    Cross Plains Pharmacy
    World of Variety
    Piggly Wiggly
    St. Martin's Lutheran Church
    St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
    Sisters on Main
    Plastics Ingenuity



    • If you have a child, consider buying double of what is on your child's list.
    • Help organize a supply drive in your neighborhood, your church or at your office.
    • Donate money.

    Coming soon! 

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