If you are interesting in conducting a donation drive in your organization, please contact niki.tapia@chandleraz.gov to help coordinate the details!


Operation Back to School Chandler 2017 has concluded.  We will no longer accept backpack and supply donations this year.  Please check back in the Spring 2018.  Online donations are accepted year round.  ​Thank You!

Donation sites are closed until 2018.

The local LDS community organized a drive to help provide students with a new uniform for their first day of school. Specific school needs are given.  Please check back next year, to help contribute to this drive.

Donate a uniform to a student at at Chandler Title 1 school.

3. Drop the backpack off at one of our conveniently located collection sites. 

Donate any items or conduct a drive at your organization.

Donating a stuffed backpack is not the only way you can help--Operation Back to School collection sites will also collect any of the following items:


       * Shoes (any size or gender K-12)
       * Underwear (any size or gender K-12)
       * Empty New Backpacks
       * School Supplies for Chandler Unified School District's Federal Programs:
There are more than 8,000 students in the Chandler Unified School District who attend Title 1 schools. Buying a backpack full of supplies can go a long way to help these students succeed.


Donate a backpack! It’s as easy as 1-2-3


1. Buy a new backpack.
2. Fill it with new supplies from the School Supply List. 
Local businesses and organizations can get involved in this event by contributing funding at a number of different sponsorship levels.

100% of your sponsorship funding goes towards backpacks, supplies, shoes and uniforms for Chandler children. 


If you are interesting in becoming an event sponsor, contact niki.tapia@chandleraz.gov.


Online donations are accepted through our partner organization and fiscal agent AZcend (Formerly Chandler Christian Community Center).

AZcend is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and gratefully accepts financial contributions, as well as contributions of in-kind goods and services. To Donate click, "Donate Now", and in the Paypal description field, enter Operation Back to School".



How to donate to Operation Back to School - Chandler

Make an online donation.

Donate a new backpack full of supplies.

Become an 

event sponsor.

  • Become an event sponsor.
  • Donate a new backpack full of supplies.
  • Make a corporate, organizational, or personal cash donation online.
  • Donate any items or conduct a drive at your organization.
  • Donate a uniform to a student at a Chandler Title 1 school.