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Donation Drive for School Supplies


The UT Health Science Center is partnering with Health Students Teaching Memphis Youth (a student organization in the College of Medicine), Omega Ministries, and the Memphis Medical Society to distribute backpacks full of school supplies to K-12 students in the Memphis community – and we need your help to fill the backpacks!

UTHSC will be collecting donations of school supplies at several buildings on campus now through Wednesday, August 10. Monetary donations will also be accepted on Wednesday, August 3, in the Madison Plaza Lobby (910 Madison Avenue) next to the HSC Hub, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Requested School Supplies

  • #2 pencils, 12-pack
  • colored pencils, 12-pack
  • washable markers, 10-count
  • crayons, 24-count
  • glue sticks
  • scissors
  • notebook paper
  • composition notebooks
  • pocket folders
  • highlighters, 4-pack
  • pens, 10-pack
  • rulers

Donation Drop-Off Locations

Security Desks at:

  • General Education Building
  • Mooney Building
  • Pauline Building

Front Entrances of:

  • 910, 920, 930 Madison Buildings
  • Cancer Research Building
  • Coleman Building
  • Dunn Building
  • Hyman Building
  • Johnson Building
  • Lamar Alexander Building
  • Link Building
  • Molecular Sciences Building
  • Pharmacy Building
  • Physical Plant
  • Student-Alumni Center
  • Translational Science Research Building
  • Van Vleet Building

Backpack Giveaway

Please join us for the Back to School Supply Giveaway, where we will be giving away 500 FREE backpacks filled with school supplies to K-12 students!

Saturday, August 13

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Van Vleet Building, 3 N. Dunlap Street

This is a drive-through event. Attendees should enter the driveway of the Van Vleet Building off Dunlap Street under the “UTHSC Campus Police” sign.

Backpack distribution is limited to one per child, with a limit of four children per car.

Please share this flyer and Facebook event with anyone in the Mid-South with K-12 students in need of school supplies!