Two Cy-Fair nonprofits are hosting school supply drives this summer to reduce back-to-school costs for families in the area.

Cy-Fair Helping Hands

The organization will be accepting donations for school supplies through July 31. People who can help with new backpacks and supplies are encouraged to drop their donations at their office at 9204 Emmott Road, Houston, or at 12923 Enchanted Drive, Cypress, Mon.-Thu. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Items needed include:

  • Backpacks
  • Copy paper
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Binders
  • Folders
  • Composition books
  • Glue
  • Index cards
  • Dividers
  • Rulers
  • Erasers
  • Notebook paper

Cypress Assistance Ministries

Cypress Assistance Ministries holds an annual supply drive to reduce the cost of supplies and backpacks for low-income families. The organization will be accepting donations from June 17-Aug. 5 at 12930 Cypress N. Houston Road, Cypress. Collections are open Mon.-Wed. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thu.-Fri. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact [email protected] or 281-955-7684 for more information.

Supplies needed include:

  • Regular and clear backpacks
  • Index cards
  • 1-inch and 2-inch binders
  • Binder dividers
  • Bottled glue
  • 12-pack colored pencils
  • Composition books
  • Construction paper
  • 24-pack crayons
  • Erasers
  • Solid-color folders with brads or pockets
  • Glue sticks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Manilla paper
  • 12-pack washable markers
  • Wide-ruled and college-ruled notebook paper
  • Black, blue and red pens
  • No. 2 pencils
  • Pencil bags
  • Pencil boxes
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • One-subject, wide-ruled and college-ruled spiral notebooks