It hopes to reach a goal of 2,500 donated backpacks this August and invite the community to participate.
Items needed include: 1 hole punch, 2 pocket folders, 3-ring binders and 3-ring binder dividers, backpacks, black pens, blue pens, bottles of glue, boxes of storage bags, boxes of tissue, calculators, composition books, construction paper, crayon packs, dry erase markers, erasers, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, high lighters, mechanical pencils, No. 2 pencils, packages of handi-wipes, packages of markers, packs of colored pencils, packs of index cards, packs of paper, packs of spiral paper, packs of tape, paper towel rolls, pencil boxes, pencil sharpeners, red pencils, red pens, rulers, scissors.
Items can be dropped off at the leasing office at The Reserve at Jones Road, located at 2101 N. Frontage Road. Last day to make donations is Friday, Aug. 9.
Cash donations may also be made online at www.rainbowhousing.org or mailed directly to 3120 W. Carefree Highway, Suite 1-246, Phoenix, AZ 85086.