Back to School Supply Drive

For many students K-12, September marks the beginning of the regular school year. While many might be eager to return to in-person learning, in the aftermath of a global pandemic and an ever-changing economic climate, some schools and teachers continue to struggle to provide or obtain adequate learning resources. 

According to a survey conducted by AdoptAClassroom.org, during 2020-21, teachers spent an average of $750 out-of-pocket on classroom supplies, with about 30% of teachers spending over $1000. Due to budgetary constraints, roughly 95% of teachers said that their classroom supply budget will not be enough to meet their students’ needs 1.

This month Green Earth Co. is hosting a Back to School Supply Drive, with the generous support of Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing, reducing, and eliminating poverty, hunger and homelessness. 

Hope of the Valley also hosts fundraising events like their annual Drumstick Dash, a 5/10k run organized in order to raise funds for the homeless and hungry in the San Fernando Valley and Greater Los Angeles area.

Through the support of our community, we hope to equip under-privileged students and under-resourced teachers with the tools necessary to learn. With the help of Hope of the Valley, contributions will be made directly to local schools both in Highland Park and Granada Hills with students and teachers in need. By inspiring our community to give back, Green Earth Co. strives to empower teachers and students to learn in an uplifting environment that is adequately resourced. 

Our Back to School Supply Drive will be held through the month of September and will look to collect the following items:

  • Erasers
  • Dividers
  • Glue
  • Calculators
  • Folders
  • Backpacks
  • Paper
  • Pens (packs of 2 or more)
  • Markers (packs 2 or more)
  • Crayons (packs of 2 or more)
  • Binders
  • Rulers
  • Notebooks
  • Index Cards

Please donate items at either of our two locations:

Green Earth Co. – Highland Park

4801 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 349-0949

Green Earth Co. – Granada Hills

17719 Chatsworth St
Granada Hills, CA 91344
(818) 488-9119

For more information about how YOU can get involved, contact your local Green Earth Co. storefront!

For more information about Hope of the Valley, or if you or someone you know is in need of aid or assistance, please contact:


1 Hruza, Melissa. “How Much Do Teachers Spend on Supplies?” AdoptAClassroom.org, AdoptAClassroom, 29 July 2021, https://www.adoptaclassroom.org/2021/07/29/how-much-do-teachers-spend-on-supplies/.