About the Program
In order to succeed in school, every child must have the right supplies to prepare them to learn. If a student is distracted by not having the right educational materials, he or she can easily fall behind. CSL believes education is one of the best ways to end cycles of poverty, so we will provide school supplies to any student that might go without. In 2019, CSL expects to provide more than 2,500 Jackson County children with school supplies!

Our Community Partners
Once again, KC Royals Charities and Comcast Internet Essentials have stepped up to help kids in our community with charitable grants to support CSL's Back to School Fairs! 

Here's how you can help:

- A gift of just $30 can ensure one student will start the next school year with all the supplies he or she needs. Credit card gifts can be made online or by calling (816) 912-4490.






Checks may be mailed to:
404 North Noland Road
Independence, MO 64050


- You can purchase new school supplies and bring them to any CSL office. CSL Offices and Hours.


- Your business, church, school, or organization can host a school supply collection drive. CSL will provide a collection barrel for you to gather donated items, and we will come back and pick it up when you're done! Your organization will be proud to know that you have made a difference in the lives of children.  To become a collection partner, contact Sharon Wingate at wingates@cslcares.org or 816-491-2015.


Most needed school supplies:

- CSL will do its best to provide children any school supply item their classroom requests. Typically, items such as pencils, pens, crayons, markers, glue, filler paper, and spiral notebooks are easily obtained for distribution. Our most needed items include:

  • White and colored construction paper

  • Backpacks

  • Crayons, colored pencils, and markers

  • Plastic schoolboxes

  • Fiskar scissors

Complete List of School Supplies


Families seeking assistance with school supplies:

- If your family, or a family you know, is seeking assistance with school supplies for the 2019-20 school year, please visit your local CSL office to sign up. Registrations are only accepted in person, and cannot be taken over the phone. Eligibility Requirements



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