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Reach Out Lakota, Community pantry serving West Chester & Liberty Townships

Back To School Program

Each summer Reach Out Lakota solicits, collects, and distributes thousands of school supplies for local students in need. Our program is tailored so that every student receives the specific items that have been requested by the school each student will be attending in the fall. With customized bags of supplies we are able to best serve our student's needs and maximize our donor's impact.

Donating School Supplies

Supply lists and donation needs information becomes available starting in June. Collections are held throughout our community at various churches, business, and households during July. Items are delivered to us in late July or early August to be sorted into bags for the students and then distributed in mid August.

Donate School Supplies

Donating Financial Support

Financial support made to the Back to School Program help us to make tax-free bulk orders of items used by a majority of students. This also empowers us to purchase items that meet the exact needs of our students as requested by the schools.

Use the Donate Online button to donate using a credit card.

Donate Online

Mail donations payable to Back to School, Reach Out Lakota PO Box 362, West Chester, OH, 45071

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers for our Back to School Program help in several ways:

  • Collect supplies
  • Sort Supplies
  • Bag Supplies
  • Distribute supplies

Volunteering can be done by individuals and small groups including youth groups.

Volunteer Inquiry Form 

Learn More

Contact program coordinators for more information:

Sue at

Andrea at

Receiving School Supplies

Sign up forms for our Back to School Program are mailed to current clients in June. To receive supplies clients must enroll in this program by bringing the completed sign up form, along with requested documents, to our office in person between June 1 and July 30. For information on hours, location, and more, visit our Need Help? tab.

If you are in need of school supplies and have not received a sign up form, or are new to our program, sign up forms can be obtained at our office starting June 1. You’ll find information on eligibility and application requirements on our Need Help? tab.

2023 School Supply Sign Up Form


Thank you Faith Alliance for partnering with us to provide school supplies to students in need.

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Nexus United Church of Christ

Compass Christian Church

Saint Anne Episcopal Church

Lord of Life Lutheran Church

Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church

Bethany Church

Christ the King Lutheran Church

Turningpoint Church

Center Pointe Christian Church

Crestview Presbyterian