Tools 4 School

Tools 4 School is a partnership between the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and the Issaquah Schools Foundation to provide new backpacks filled with school supplies for children in grades K-12 in the Issaquah School District. Students can choose their own backpacks, and a basic supply pack will be provided based on the child's grade.

We thank all of our donors and community partners as we work together to ensure all students in the Issaquah School District have the tools and resources they need to succeed!

Did you miss Tools 4 School?

  • Backpacks will be available at your child’s school in the Issaquah School District the week before school starts. To receive your backpack at the school, please mention the Tools 4 School Program.

  • If you have questions or experience any challenges picking up your backpack at your school, please contact the Issaquah Schools Foundation at or 425-391-8557.

Client Information:

**Due to our continued COVID-19 safety protocol, Tools 4 School will be a drive-through only event. Our 2021 event will take place Thursday, August 12th, between 1-6 PM at Clark Elementary in Issaquah (335 1st Ave SE).

Registration is required - please register online today!


Once registered, you will receive a separate email confirming your time slot for T4S. Time slots are randomly assigned and will be either 1-3:30 PM or 3:30-6 PM - please arrive during your specific time slot to help us manage traffic flow. You will be directed to check in (remaining in your vehicle) at the Issaquah Community Center parking lot. Once checked in, volunteers will direct you to drive up to Clark Elementary, where you will choose your backpacks filled with school supplies without getting out of your car! 

If you register and are unable to pick up on August 12th, please contact the Issaquah Schools Foundation at or 425-391-8557.

If you live outside of the Issaquah School District, call 211 for the best backpack and school supply resources in your area.

Donor Information:

Thank you to all our donors!

Your generosity and support helped us distribute over 800 backpacks and supply packs during our drive-thru Tools 4 School 2020 event! Donor support for Tools 4 School is what makes this program such a success for our community.

Interested in donating new backpacks or supply packs for children in the Issaquah School District? Donate now through the Issaquah Schools Foundation!

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What will my donation help purchase?

With your support of $30 per supply pack and $15 per backpack, we will be able to equip students with the core supplies they need to start school ready to learn!  

Students will have a large selection of backpacks in different colors and styles that they can choose from (as available).

Supply Packs are provided based on the student's grade:

K-5 Supply packs include:
Notebook paper, spiral notebooks, composition book, Ticonderoga pencils, Crayola colored pencils, Crayola crayons, broad line markers, fine line markers, ballpoint pens, highlighters, sticky notes, Elmer's glue sticks, erasers, scissors, ruler, pencil box, watercolor set.

6-12 Supply packs include:
Notebook filler paper, spiral notebooks, composition books, graph paper spiral notebook, Ticonderoga pencils, Crayola colored pencils, ballpoint pens, highlighters, erasers, 2 pocket folders, 3-ring binder, index divider, pencil pouch.

Questions about donating? Email Erin or call 425-392-4123 x16.