About the Program
2020 has been a tough year for the kids in our community. Schools were closed, parents lost jobs or had hours cut, sports programs were shut down, and more. We don't know for sure what the upcoming school year looks like. But one thing we do know, having supplies and a sense of pride is worth more than we can imagine.
The Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs have partnered with CSL to donate 3,000 Chiefs' backpacks to children in our community. With your help, we'll fill those with much-needed supplies and a new pair of tennis shoes. For $50, you can cover the cost of doing just that. And, you'll let kids in our community know, we've got their backs. 

Our Community Partners
In addition to the Chiefs' generosity, Hallmark is again a corporate sponsor of our Back to School Fairs.

Here's how you can help:

A gift of $50 can ensure one student will start the next school year with all the supplies he or she needs, plus new socks and a pair of tennis shoes. Credit card gifts can be made online or by calling (816) 491-2011.






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 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

  • 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 2020-21 school year, please contact your local CSL office to sign up. 



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