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Back to School

What is Back to School?

Our Back to School ministry is part of a partnership with the Assistance League and Carlsbad Central Office to make sure every child is able to start the school year with the supplies that they need and new clothing. We supply everything that is on the school supply list, two summer outfits, one winter outfit, and shoes when available. As part of our partnership, we specifically serve children who are enrolled in Hillcrest Elementary, ECEC, Headstart and Kindergarten. Should your child be enrolled in any other school you can contact Carlsbad Central Office for assistance at 575-234-3300. This partnership allows us to both serve more children and to cater to the specific needs of the age groups each organization is assisting.

How To Help

There are many ways to help with this ministry! It takes our whole community, working together, to provided for the children in our area! Here are just a few ways you can get involved!​

  • Assist through financial giving.

  • Donate your time by volunteering. Call our offices for more information.

  • Donate new needed school items:

    • Backpacks

    • 24 count crayons

    • 8 count crayons

    • 8 count washable markers

    • 8 count skinny markers

    • Headphones

    • Elmer's glue sticks and bottles

    • Fiskar's blunt scissors

    • Pencils

    • Watercolor sets

    • Dry Erase Markers (Regular Tip)

    • Ziplock Bags

    • Tissues

    • Paper Towels

    • Plastic School Boxes

    • Pink Pearl Erasers

    • Pencil Bags/Boxes

  • Pray for our families. 

If you have any questions about how you can get involved please don't hesitate to call!!

How to Apply

The application process for our Back to School Ministry is simple. You can either apply through our website, you can call our offices, or you can stop by for a paper application. It is important to note that we are partnering with Carlsbad Central Office and The Assistance League to better serve our community. We are only accepting applications for children who are attending Headstart, Hillcrest, ECEC, and Kindergarten. Should your child be enrolled in any other school please contact Carlsbad Central Office at 575-234-3300 for an application. After your application has been received we will call you to assess the specific needs of your family. Should you submit an application for a child that is not enrolled in either Headstart, Hillcrest, or ECEC we will be referring you to Carlsbad Central Office for assistance. LAST DAY TO APPLY FOR THE APPLICATION IS July 15, 2022. Access our application here:





Selling any items that your receive from the Back to School will also disqualify you from receiving assistance from any Faith, Hope & Love program in the future.

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