GIVING BACK: Annual Backpack Drive at Rochester General

You can see them in stores all around town! New school supplies are filling up the shelves and that means the new school year is right around the corner.

The Pediatric Emergency Department at Rochester General Hospital is once again holding its annual backpack drive to help children in our area. Last year, 90 backpacks full of school supplies were collected, along with several additional boxes of supplies. That made for a lot of smiling faces!

With your help, we can do it again! Supplies are needed by September 8 and can be dropped off at the RGH Pediatric Emergency Department. Please ask for the charge nurse. For questions or to arrange a pick-up at your location, please email

2017 Annual Backpack Drive Wish List:  

  • Backpacks
  • Pencil boxes
  • Rulers
  • 3-ring Binders
  • Packs of lined paper
  • Packs of pens
  • Packs of pencils
  • Packs of colored pencils
  • Glue sticks
  • Markers
  • Erasers
  • Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Crayons
  • Pencil sharpeners

Click here to download the event flyer.