Project Back to School


The goal of this project is to provide children of the district with necessary back to school items. This will help ensure the children of families who cannot afford these items will have a positive start to their school year.


Project Coordinators:  

Leslie Collins (717)795-7372, 

Lora Bueno, (717) 919-1485, 

Back to School Donations

This summer we are collecting the items in order to prefill backpacks with the necessary items

2021 Back to School Flyer


What Items are Needed?

binders 3"

book covers


colored pencils



erasers, eraser caps


glue sticks


index cards

markers black

markers, colored thick

markers, colored thin

markers, dry erase


pencil boxes, cases/pouches

pencil sharpeners


post its square



Personal Items (new):





Hand Sanitizers



Shaving cream





Books (new or gently used): All school ages


Calculators (new or gently used)

Texas Instrument 34 & 83 models


Gift cards to Giant, Wal-Mart & Target can also be donated. Gift cards can be mailed to or dropped off at the district office c/o “Operation Wildcat” MASD,

600 South Norway Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


Where Can I Donate Items?

Look for “Operation Wildcat” donation bins at these participating collection sites:

MASD Schools: Shepherdstown, Upper Allen, Elmwood, MMS, and Kindergarten Academy/District Office 
Mechanicsburg Recreation Dept

Americhoice (Bumble Bee Hollow)

George’s Cleaners (Mech & UA)

Hops & Barleys

Joseph T. Simpson Public Library

Immanuel Church

St. Peter Lutheran Church

Shepherdstown United Methodist Church  

Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church (August only)


Donations will also be accepted at OW Warehouse 507 N York St. Saturdays & Sundays 1-3pm

Need Assistance?

If you have a child in MASD, and need help with back to school items, etc., please contact your child’s school counselor or nurse. All requests are kept confidential.



Donation of Items

Back to School and Personal Hygiene Items

  •    We can only accept NEW back to school items and personal hygiene items.  Any used items will be thrown out.
    ·        Exception: we can take used calculators
    ·        These items can be left in the Operation Wildcat bins at any time.
    · If you have a large donation of back to school items, please contact the project chairs (Leslie Collins, 717-795-7372, in advance to arrange for delivery. We will also be able to provide you with a donation receipt if you contact us in advance and provide us with the list of donated items. 
    ·        While we appreciate all donations, the items that we need are listed on the website.  If the item is not listed, that means we either have a large quantity of those items or don’t need those items.  If you have questions about whether we need an item, please contact Leslie.


Computer Donations·        

  • Computers, etc. can be donated directly to Computer Ministry.  Please do not leave these items at the schools, or any of the other donation locations for us to bring them to Computer Ministry·       

  • Computer Ministry is a nonprofit organization that collects computers, refurbishes them and then donates the equipment to other nonprofit organizations, school groups, etc. They are located in Mission Central, 5 Pleasant View Drive, Mechanicsburg PA 17055, 717-766-6373, and are open Monday Wednesday Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Special weekend recycling will take place from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on the second Saturday of the month in February, May, August, and November.·

  • CMI will only accept monitors that are 17” in size, operational, and without any screen burn.  If you wish to donate any other monitors, CMI will be forced to charge $20.00 per monitor that does not meet this criteria.        

  • CMI will continue to accept working laser printers and plotters.  CMI will accept ink jet printers, scanners, FAX machines, and gaming peripherals for disposal only.