Backpacks for kids helps establish an even playing field by giving each child a jump start with the tools they need to learn and succeed. I am grateful to Supervisor Matt Rexroad and his team, for our community’s generosity, and proud of our shared commitment to helping each child in Yolo County feel welcome and cared for on their first day of school.
Don SaylorYolo County Supervisor, District 2
Thank you for all the work that goes into this great project for kids. I know everyone associated with the foster children’s program in Yolo is deeply grateful for this wonderful opportunity to get fitted up with a new backpack for school each fall.
Helen ThomsonFormer Chairwoman, Yolo County Board of Supervisors
The Yolo Backpack for Kids has generously provided over 2,000 filled backpacks to children of West Sacramento.  This enables our families to have their children academically prepared for learning without the financial pressure of purchasing back packs and school supplies which is an invaluable resource.  The families and children are incredibly grateful to everyone involved in this effort.  I commend the hard work of all individuals associated with YB4K.
Oscar VillegasYolo County Supervisor, District 1
Dear Yolo County Backpacks for Kids, Elevate Tutoring sincerely appreciates all of the backpacks that you provided for students in our community. Elevate disbursed 85 backpacks …all of the families expressed their sincere gratitude for the gifts received. Thank you!
Matt HuntDirector, Elevate Tutoring, Woodland
Yolo County Backpacks for Kids provides much needed educational supplies to many of our neediest residents. As a community member who truly values education, I am thankful for all the work B4K does for our young children and for providing their critical learning supplies. Thank you Backpacks for Kids!
Art PimentelFormer Mayor, City of Woodland

Welcome to Yolo County Backpacks for Kids

where you can make a difference to local kids in need!

The MISSION of Yolo County Backpacks for Kids is to provide new backpacks and school supplies to children and schools in need throughout Yolo County.

For the last ten years, through the generosity of Yolo County residents, businesses and leaders, over 10,000 children whose families had insufficient resources to buy school supplies have received the necessary materials to start the school year properly equipped and prepared to learn.

Read more about our mission!
You can make your donations securely online with Paypal!
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A HUGE thank you to the employees from Woodland Memorial Hospital who donated 12 Highschool and 10 elementary backpacks filled with supplies. Your kindness and generosity are very, very appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less

WE ARE IN MAJOR NEED OF SUPPLIES FOR THE HIGHER GRADES. Below is a list of what is included in the 6th through 12th Grade backpacks. We are especially in need of 2 to 3" binders. Please contact us through our website if you can donate.

•3 sturdy folders
•2 college ruled spiral notebooks
•1 3” spiral binder
•1 set of tabbed dividers
•1 package of college ruled filler paper
•1 pack of blue ink pens
•1 pack of #2 pencils (8 to 12 count)
•1 large eraser
•1 package of 8 to 10 markers
•1 yellow highlighter pen
•1 pack of colored pencils
•1 ruler
•1 protractor
•1 pencil pouch (plastic is fine)
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Many thanks to Lori Carrion who loaned us her truck to pick up donations today! ... See MoreSee Less