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Help a Child Return Back to School Prepared to Succeed!

Help A Child Return to School! Unity in the Community kicks off its annual Back-To-School Supply Drive and all types of school supplies are needed.

Join us in supporting our children’s education by giving what you can, including backpacks, calculators, pens, pencils and other school necessities for youth attending grades K-8.

How can you participate? Simple, as a sponsor or contributor you are invited to host a back-to school drive at your individual locations. We’ll do the rest by providing you with posters announcing collection activities and dates and a list of school supplies generated by the Spokane area schools. We ask that you provide a collection barrel for your location.

August 11th is the DEADLINE for final collection of all donated items. Please call Jim Mohr at (509) 279-6081 or Mark Beattie at (509) 313-6658 for more information and to request posters and school supply lists.

As a leader in the Spokane community, we encourage you to recognize the needs of our future leaders, to mentor their potential when opportunities permit, and to purposely have a hand in connecting our communities for tomorrow’s growth.

Together we can make a difference.
Collected school supplies will be distributed at Unity in the Community.  In the past, we have distributed up to 500 bags of school supplies. 
To qualify to receive a free bag of supplies, the child and parent will go through the Cultural Village collecting stamps on their passport.  At the completion of the tour through the Village, the completed passport can be shown for one bag of supplies per child.  To get one bag of supplies, children must be present with the parent or guardian.  Supplies will not be given out if the child is not present. 

You can drop supplies off at:
  • Carrington College Main Entrance
  • Community Minded Enterprises - AHANA (25 W Main St.)
  • Dutch Brothers Coffee - Spokane locations
  • Institute for Extended Learning, Magnuson Building (2917 W Fort George Wright Dr.)
  • Spokane Community College in the Lair Building in front of the Student Activities Office
  • Spokane Falls Community College in the Student Union Building (SUB) in the Student Government Office
  • WSU Spokane in the Spokane Academic Center (SAC)
  • West Corporation at Downtown Spokane, 157 S Howard St, Suite 1 or Spokane Valley 9317 E Sinto Ave.
  • Liberty Lake Library
  • Spokane Library (all branches)
  • Spokane Public Market
  • Bethel AME 

For more information on volunteering with UIC, please contact either:

Jim Mohr at 509-279-6081 or e-mail
Mark Beattie at 509-313-6658 or e-mail