Help kids at Emerge start their school year with less stress.

As we approach the back-to-school season, you can help ensure that children at Emerge have one less thing to worry about as they get ready for the new school year in the midst of all they are facing at home.

We want to make sure children have access to all new school materials they need for a successful year, and to accomplish this, we have created a list of the most important school supplies required for this new school year.  

If you would like to support school-aged children at Emerge as they get ready for the new school year, please check the list below of school supplies needed. Items can be drop off at our administrative office, located at 2445 East Adams St. from Monday through Friday between 10a and 2p.

We appreciate your support of our community!

You can download a pdf copy here.

School Supplies

  • Backpacks (All ages)
  • Scissors, glue sticks
  • Markers, pencils, color pencils, mechanical pencils, highlighters, dry erase markers.
  • Binders, spiral notebooks, composition books
  • Pencil boxes
  • Paper (wide ruled and college ruled)
  • Calculators
  • Protractors
  • Thumb drives

Home Room supplies

  • Gallon-sized Ziploc bags
  • Tissues
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Hand sanitizers
  • 3-gallon bins to store school items
  • Individual dry erase boards and markers


  • For children and adults

Gift cards to Walmart, Target, Dollar Tree, etc. in amounts of $5 to $20