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Mayor's Annual Backpack to School Donation Drive Underway

Mayor Mike Spano launched the 9th annual Backpack to School Donation Drive in partnership with Yonkers Public Schools. City residents and friends are urged to help families in need with a donation of school supplies now through August 21. We welcome the following basics. Donation drop off locations are listed below. Thank you!

Needed Supplies

  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Washable markers
  • Glue sticks or Elmer’s glue
  • Rulers
  • Pink erasers
  • #2 pencils
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Composition Books
  • Pencil pouches
  • Pocket folders
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissue Packets
  • Masks/Face coverings

Drop off locations during regular business hours:

  • Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center
  • Grinton I. Will Library, 1500 Central Park Avenue
  • Crestwood Library, 16 Thompson Street
  • 1st Police Precinct, 730 E. Grassy Sprain Road
  • 2nd Police Precinct, 441 Central Park Avenue
  • 3rd Police Precinct, 435 Riverdale Avenue
  • 4th Police Precinct, 53 Shonnard Place