2023 Ready Set Learn

The Priority Center distributes hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies to at-risk children in Orange County every year. The Ready, Set, Learn! Back to School Drive is made possible by donations from The Priority Center’s generous donors and community partners.

More than 90% of the families we serve are classified as low to moderate income and struggle to cover the costs of school supplies for their children. Meanwhile, this year’s back-to-school spending per household in the US is expected to be at its highest levels in the past two decades. Children lacking school supplies often fall behind, making it more difficult to complete classwork and homework.

Back-to-school spending per household in the US hit its highest level ever last year.

– According to The National Retail Federation

Please join us in supporting the educational development of at-risk children in Orange County. You can make a monetary donation or an in-kind donation of backpacks or school supplies towards our 2023 Ready, Set, Learn Back to School Drive. Help us achieve our goal of distributing 425 backpacks to children who need them!

You can order backpacks and school supplies through our Amazon Wish list and have the items shipped directly to us!

Want to create your own school supplies set for a child in need?

A complete set includes pencils and pens, notebooks and folders, crayons or colored pencils. Highlighters, glue, rulers, and binders are great too!

Backpacks and supplies should be addressed to:

The Priority Center
Attn: Development
1940 E. Deere Avenue, Suite 100
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Backpacks donated

Backpacks donated

Sets of school supplies donated

Supplies donated

Interested in hosting a donation drive with your office or company? Contact Breanna Fernandez at [email protected] for more information.