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Union County holds 2023-2024 School Supply Drive

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is holding a school supply drive for the 2023-2024 academic year from August 8th through September 1st. Donations will be collected in partnership with H&M and the Kean University chapter of the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants and PA Students, and will be received by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Union County.  

“We are happy to collaborate with The Boys and Girls Clubs of Union County in our efforts to ensure that no child attends school this coming fall without adequate classroom materials,” said Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados. “Let’s give our students the fresh start to the new year that they deserve. I’m confident, with your contributions, we will reach our goal of providing over 1,000 residents with school supplies before the start of the 2023-2024 school year.”

Key items sought through donation include earbuds, single subject spiral notebooks, plastic pocket folders, No.2 pencils, pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, 1-oz. hand sanitizers, glue sticks, sticky notes, highlighters, 12-inch rulers, pink erasers,and children’s scissors.

Residents can donate items in person at one of the following collection sites:

  • Plainfield Public Library (Children’s Room), 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ
  • Elizabeth Public Library (Elmora Branch), 740 West Grand St, Elizabeth, NJ
  • Union Public Library, 1060 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union, NJ
  • Union County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ
  • Union County Public Safety Building, 400 North Ave East, Westfield NJ
  • Union County Engineering, Facilities, and Public Works Management Building, 2325 South Ave, Scotch Plains

Residents who would prefer to participate online are encouraged to visit our Amazon Wish List account at

For additional information on the Union County School Supply Drive, please contact Judith Guest, Community Engagement and Diversity Coordinator, at 908-527-4388 or by email at

For more information on the Boys and Girls Clubs of Union County, please visit their website at