Get Involved: Fill the Bus

Each summer, ECS holds a back-to-school drive to support our school-aged participants.

For more than 20 years, our supporters have stepped up to provide the much-needed backpacks and school supplies to help children and youth excel in the classroom.

Our award-winning afterschool enrichment program, Out of School Time, now serves more than 600 students. And we serve 300 additional students in our other programs. Your gifts of time and treasure make a difference.

You can help in the following ways:

  • Donate new unisex backpacks stocked with essential school supplies for elementary and middle school students (Click here to download our back-to-school shopping lists.)
  • Provide a $25 Visa® gift card(s) for teachers to support classroom activities year-round
  • Volunteer to help organize backpacks and supplies here at ECS

Delivery dates are 9am-5pm, Mondays through Fridays, starting July 17th at our Main Office (225 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA, 19106).

To get involved, please contact Leslie Ross, parish and board relations administrator, at or 215.357.1457.