California, Malibu: Schools on Wheels
I used to volunteer for this place that connects tutors with homeless kids. They can always use backpacks, 3-hole looseleaf paper, pencils and pens. They often only take new items. Check their wish lists carefully. When in doubt, ask.
California, Oakland: The East Bay Depot for Creative Use
California, San Jose: Resource Area for Teachers
Colorado, Denver: Denver Public Schools They’re looking for computers and audio/visual supplies, too.
New York, Buffalo: International Institute accepts paper and notebooks for its refugees.
New York, Long Island: Long Island Cares
New York, Long Island City: Friends of Materials for the Arts accepts art supplies.
North Carolina, Charlotte: Classroom Central
Ohio, Dayton: Crayons to Classrooms They’ll take used stuff.
Oregon, Portland: Schoolhouse Supplies