Mentor Iowa’s 4th annual Back to School Bash is set to take place on Saturday, August 17th.

If you or your company would like to support our efforts by sponsoring a school supply drive, please call the Mentor Iowa office at 515-277-9797 and we will provide you with a collection box to help contain all of the school supplies.

All supplies will be placed in backpacks provided from funding awards from the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa.

Here is a list of needed school supply items that are needed:

1 subject Spiral Notebook (red, blue, green, yellow) (we give each student 4 so they go pretty quick)

Calculators – (will need calculators for different ages: junior high and high school)

Colored pencils

Composition notebooks

Folders (red, green, blue, yellow)


Index cards

Large pink erasers


Paper (wide ruled)

Pencils (#2)

Pens (red, blue, black)


Scissors (all sizes needed for younger and older (middle school) children)

Pencil boxes

****items marked in red are items that we typically run short on when filling bags.