Supply Needs List

  • Binders: 3 ring. 1" to 2", no fancy types
  • Calculators: basic, inexpensive, solar
  • Calculators: scientific (not graphing)
  • Colored pencil set: basic colors
  • Compass and protractor sets
  • Composition books: marbled cover
  • Crayons: 24 or 36 piece box
  • Dictionary and thesaurus combination
  • Dry erase markers: all colors
  • Folders: two pocket style, with or without prongs
  • Highlighters: all colors
  • Markers: narrow tip, washable, classic colors
  • Markers: broad tip, washable, classic colors
  • Pink eraser
  • Ruler: plastic, 12 inches and metric
  • Scissors: small pointed
  • Spiral notebooks: one subject
  • Supply box: cigar box size
  • Watercolor sets: basic colors
  • Wide ruled notebook paper

Application Availability

Applications are available at:
  • The El Paso County Health Department
  • The El Paso County Department of Human Services and Ecumenical Social Ministries
  • Fort Caron Solders may pick up applications at the Army Community Services Center on Fort Carson
Other locations may also be added. A complete list is available by dialing 211, 719-955-0742 or 866-468-9742.

Distribution Of Supplies

Starting July 27th, families in the Calhan area can pick up supplies at the Eastern El Paso County Community Center.

From July 27th through August 3rd, supplies will be available by appointment only at the Christmas Unlimited Building at 2204 E. Boulder between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Clients must submit an application. Dial 211 to find out how or 719-955-0742 for an agency list.

Supplies will be distributed in Pueblo through the schools.

There will be a distribution of supplies in Teller county at the Community Cupboard. Dates and times are not yet established.

Community Support

Businesses, churches and service clubs throughout the region are encouraged to conduct a school supply drive. Operation Back to School will provide a donation guide. If you would like to conduct a drive, contact Bob Trethway at 719-597-1821 or

Monetary Donations Are Also Needed

Mail to:
Christmas Unlimited
2204 E. Boulder
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

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