School Supplies

Donate today and help ensure that
every student has the opportunity to succeed

Supply the Success

Empower students and educators at every stage of their educational journey, from early childhood education to high school, by making a meaningful contribution of needed supplies.

Your donation of school supplies plays a pivotal role in facilitating students’ access to essential tools for their learning experience. It not only equips them with the necessary resources to thrive academically throughout the school year but also eases the financial burdens placed upon teachers, staff, and families. To guide your generous act, we have included details on the specific items that are currently in high demand as well as links to specific wishlists made and curated by teachers and staff.

Here Are Some Ways You Can Help
Provide Supplies to Denver Public Schools

Donate or Hold a Supply Drive

Donating general school supplies are great way
to provide essential support in each classroom every
year. All items listed below are essential to being in
the school every day from ECE-12.

High Need Items

  • Over-The-Ear Headphones
  • Whiteboard Markers (Thick and Thin)
  • Whiteboard Erasers
  • Chromebook Chargers*
  • Laptops*

*Please inquire by email

Everyday School Items

  • Tissues
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Sanitizer
  • Bandaids
  • Hand Wipes
  • Disposable Plates and Cups
  • Disposable Cutlery
  • Non-Perishable Snacks

Classwork Items

  • Backpacks
  • No. 2 pencils (Presharpened preferred)
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Pencil Pouch
  • Erasers
  • Black and Blue Ballpoint Pens
  • Colorful Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Whiteboard Markers (Thick and Thin)
  • Whiteboard Erasers
  • Permanent Markers
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Washable markers
  • Watercolors
  • Paint
  • Glue sticks
  • Liquid Glue
  • White-Out
  • Blunt-tipped scissors
  • Ruler
  • Wide-Ruled/College-Ruled Notebooks
  • Loose-Leaf Paper
  • Graph Paper/Notebooks
  • Post-Its
  • Index Card
  • Assorted construction paper
  • Plastic folders
Connect with Schools in Need

Have you or your organization collected supplies and want to connect with a school to donate them?

Please contact for more information and support.

Classroom Wish List and Registries

Some schools and teachers have specific items that they are in need of. By utilizing the wishlist/registry
links provided below, you will have the opportunity to conveniently donate these items, knowing that
your support directly fulfills the needs of both teachers and students.

Montclair School of
Academics and Enrichment

Carson Elementary School
College View Elementary

Gust Elementary School

Doull Elementary

Escalante-Biggs Academy

Girls Atheltic Leadership
Schools Denver

The Village at CLA

Grant Ranch

DPS Community Hubs – All Locations

Want to add your school
Wish List/Registry to this page?

Please contact for more information and support.

Want to learn more about creating a registry?
Unessential Supplies
Please be aware that while we value and appreciate all donations, certain items hold a greater need than others. Kindly refrain from actively collecting and donating the following items, unless they are explicitly requested in a school’s wish list. This approach ensures that the donations align with the specific needs of each school, optimizing their impact and effectively supporting teachers and students.
  • Any used items
  • Items with religious / offensive /
    obstructive imagery or language
  • Perishable snack/food items
  • Large binders
  • Dictionaries


Your generous donation of essential supplies to our public schools directly contributes to the education and overall school experience of more than 89,000 students, as well as the dedicated teachers and staff who work with them throughout the academic year. Your support extends far beyond the immediate utilization of the donated items.

Thank you again for supporting DPS Foundation and Denver Public Schools. Together we can ensure every student succeeds.

Please be advised that the DPS Foundation does not have the capacity to collect, store, or distribute items obtained
or purchased for schools. Donors are kindly requested to arrange for the transportation and delivery of items directly
to the designated schools or individuals according to the agreed-upon schedule. Nevertheless, the DPS Foundation
is dedicated to facilitating the coordination between donors and schools, as well as offering support in organizing
the logistical aspects of this collaboration.