UberSCHOOL: Supplies for Success

Fall is officially here and school is back in session. Unfortunately, many students don’t have the supplies they need to ensure a successful school year. That’s why we are excited to partner with Cradles to CrayonsThe Philadelphia School District, and Whole Foods Market to launch UberSCHOOL in Philly.

We invite your organization, office, or group to host a back-to-school drive and collect new and/or unopened school supplies from the suggested list (below). In true Uber fashion, we’ll handle the logistics!

We are also proud to have the support of Senator Anthony Williams and Representative Jordan Harris, who will also be hosting donation boxes in their offices. Together we can provide students and teachers with the tools and resources they need to succeed.


  1. Complete this form to opt your business, group, or organization into UberSCHOOL by Thursday, September 10 at 11:59pm
  2. We will be in touch within 24 hours of registration to confirm your participation and schedule a pickup window on Wednesday, September 16
  3. Once confirmed, we will provide an email template and a poster to share with your colleagues to encourage donations
  4. Collect new and/or unopened school supplies from the suggested list (below)
  5. On Wednesday, September 16 we will pick up your supplies for FREE


Donation bins will be at both the Callowhill and South Street locations of Whole Foods Market, Senator Anthony Williams District Office and Representative Jordan Harris’ Philadelphia Office. Look for the UberSCHOOL branded donation boxes and join in the fun!


Cradles to Crayons is dedicated to helping tens of thousands of children with the essential items they need to thrive at school, home, and play. All supplies collected from UberSCHOOL will be donated to Cradles to Crayons, who will distribute the items to both the Philadelphia School District and their network of partner organizations.

“Thank you for your support. You make it possible to help parents facing economic hardships send their children back to school with all the tools they need.”

– Michal Smith, Executive Director of Cradles to Crayons

Suggested Supplies List

  • New Backpacks, String Bags
  • Pens, Pencils, Colored Pencils, Sharpeners, Erasers
  • Construction, Graph, Wide Rule, College Rule Paper
  • Rulers, Protractors, Scissors
  • Markers, Crayons, Highlighters, Glue (sticks and liquid)
  • Composition Books, Folders, Notebooks, Book Covers, Binders
  • Index Cards, Sticky Notes, Pencil Pouches

Thank you for supporting Philadelphia’s youth!

– Your Uber Philly Team

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