Operation Backpack

The Katy Area YMCAs are gearing up to provide school supplies for children in our community so they can start school with the tools necessary to be successful. KBC is excited to help in this effort! If you would like to help kids "make the grade" you follow the easy steps below:

**Please note the collection deadline is August 10**


  • Purchase a new backpack.
  • Fill the backpack with school supplies and add a short note of encouragement, if you'd like. The recommended school supplies list includes:
    • 1 package of pens
    • 1 package of #2 pencils
    • 1 pencil sharpener
    • 1 eraser
    • 1 24-pack of crayons or 8-pack of markers or colored pencils
    • 1 12-inch ruler
    • 1 pair of child safety scissors
    • 2 pocket folders
    • 2 spiral notebooks (100 sheets each)
    • 1 glue bottle or glue stick
    • 1 composition notebook
    • 1 package ruled looseleaf 8.5 x 11" paper (wide ruled)
    • 1 new backpack
  • Drop off the backpack at a Katy Area YMCA or participating collection site (KBC is a collection site! You can find the collection box for drop off in the foyer across from the kitchen) no later than August 10.
For more information, please visit ymcaoperationbackpack.org


Give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.         Luke 12:33-34