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Back-to-School Wish List

Did you know? YWCA Dayton serves approximately 40 children in shelter every month. Working with local school districts, our shelter team ensures all school-age children maintain their school attendance and performance while their mother focuses on building safety and stability for her family.

We accept:
New and gently used items

We CANNOT accept:
Items that are damaged, broken and/or missing parts

School Supplies
2-pocket folders
3-ring binders (½” and 1”)
5-tab dividers
Backpacks/book bags
Graphing paper
Drawing paper
Construction paper
Copy paper
Index cards (ruled and unruled)
Ballpoint pens (black, blue, and red)
Colored pencils (12 count)
Pencil crayons
Mechanical pencils and pencil leads
Large, fat pencils with erasers
Yellow No. 2 pencils (12 count)
Removable pencil erasers (12 count)
Pencil sharpeners
Washable markers
Scissors (blunt and sharp)
Staplers and staple removers
Scotch tape
Correction fluid
Calculators (basic and scientific)
Geometry set
Math compasses
Three-hole punches
Single-hole punches
Combination locks
Dictionaries (especially pocket-size)
Lunch boxes
School boxes
Paper towels
Baby wipes
Plastic sandwich bags