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Support our Back to School Efforts by Donating Supplies and Backpacks

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 5 people are interested

Education is a key part of our work at Brilliant Detroit. Academic support is part of setting kids up for success, as is making sure they have the right tools and resources. To make sure our families are ready to begin the school year, we gather in August at each hub to pass out important educational and health information, give out backpacks and other school supplies, and have some fun. Volunteers support this important event by collecting backpacks, school supplies, and coming out to the hubs to help with various activities at the school readiness fair. We are currently collecting backpacks and school supplies for this signature volunteer event.

We are asking that volunteers donate school supplies and/or empty or pre-filled backpacks. When responding to this post, please let us know what you would like to contribute to our efforts. Below is a list of the supplies we are looking to source this year. We will be collecting items at our headquarters at 5675 Larkins St, Detroit. We hope to complete collections by August 4th. * Backpacks that are appropriate for elementary schoolers * Packages of crayons (24 pack preferred)
* Packages of #2 pencils (12 pack preferred)
* Packages of erasers (2-4 pack of large pink erasers or several pencil top erasers)
* Packages of washable markers (8-12 pack preferred)
* Packages of colored pencils (12 pack preferred)
* Packages of pens (10-12 pack preferred)
* Packages of wide-ruled Lined paper
* Packages of multi-colored construction paper
* Notebooks with wide-ruled lined paper
* Packages of pocket folders
* Pencil sharpeners
* Packages of highlighters
* Kids' scissors * Glue sticks * Pencil box / soft case
* Dry erase markers
* Staplers (mini stapler preferred)
* Packages of staples
* Scotch tape with dispenser

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5675 Larkins Street, Detroit, MI 48210, US

Mission Statement

Brilliant Detroit works with, by and for neighbors to coordinate programs and partnerships in the areas of health, education and family stability. We cannot do this without the support of volunteers like you, who come from both inside and outside of our Kid Success Neighborhoods. We encourage you to look at the potential volunteer opportunities throughout this site in order to find the one that speaks to your interests and skills. Thank you again for your interest and we cannot wait to connect with you soon!


Brilliant Detroit is dedicated to building kid success families and neighborhoods where families with children 0-8 have what they need to be school ready, healthy and stable. We do this by providing proven programming and support year-round out of Brilliant Detroit homes in high-need neighborhoods.

For more information, please see our website at http://brilliantdetroit.org. We are so excited that you are interested in volunteering with us!


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5675 Larkins StDetroit, MI 48210



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