Supplies For Success

Financial status should not determine a student’s success in the classroom. To help ensure Irving students have every chance at success, the City of Irving, Irving Fire Department, Irving Schools Foundation and several other organizations team up each summer for the annual Supplies for Success Drive, which typically runs from mid June to late July.
Backpacks filled with school supplies for needy Irving, Texas, schoolchildren.
For more than a decade, the drive has collected and distributed school supplies to Irving Independent School District (IISD) students from low-income families.Thousands of students benefit from the event each year.

Backpacks are the most requested item, but students need an array of supplies - from folders and notebooks to colored pencils. A current list of school supplies is available below and can be downloaded as a PDF. Donations can be dropped off at any Irving fire station during the summer drive.

New Supplies Needed


  • Backpacks (no wheels)
  • 1 1/2-inch binders with dividers
  • Spiral notebooks (one subject)
  • Notebook paper (wide and college ruled)
  • Composition book, B&W
  • Plastic folders with brads and two pockets (yellow, red, green, blue and purple)
  • Washable markers (eight-count packages)

Drop-Off Locations


  • Colored pencils (12 count)
  • Crayons (24 count)
  • No. 2 pencils
  • Erasers (large, bevel)
  • Pencil box or pouch
  • Rulers (standard and metric)
  • Small scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Headphones/Ear-buds