Past Event

CCS Back to School Supply Drive

August 10, 2021 - August 27, 2021
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Columbia Community Service supports organizations in Harlem and Morningside Heights, including many organizations providing educational programming and support for youth. To help ensure children are prepared with the tools they need to succeed in school, CCS is are supporting two local school supply drives.

Donate your books, pens, pencils, rulers, crayons, notebooks, backpacks, calculators, binders, and folders to school supply drives held by Graham Windham-Manhattanville Cornerstone and the Office of Public Safety at Columbia University. Donations will be used to help families, who struggle to meet their basic needs, obtain school supplies and be prepared for the reopening of school after a disrupted year of learning

Graham Windham-Manhattanville Cornerstone
The Back-to-School Drive at Graham Windham-Manhattanville Cornerstone is collecting monetary donations that will be used to help families that struggle to meet their basic needs to obtain school supplies. Donations can be made on their website by Friday, August 27.

Office of Public Safety
Supplies will be distributed at the 6th Annual Back-2-School event on Wednesday, August 25 hosted by the 26th Precinct Community Affairs and Manhattan Community Board 9 and sponsored by Columbia Community Service and the Office of Public Safety. The event will feature school supplies distribution, entertainment, refreshments, and other resources. Please deliver your donations to one of the following locations, no later than Friday, August 20. Questions? Email Ricardo Morales

  • Morningside Campus: Public Safety Crime Prevention Office, Room 112 Low Library
  • Manhattanville Campus: 
    • Public Safety Operations, 3270 Broadway (East side of Broadway between 131st and 132nd streets)
    • Studebaker Building, Manhattanville Development Group, 615 West 131st Street, 2nd Floor
    • Turner, Columbia Business School Trailer at 3247 Broadway
    • Pavarini/McGovern, 600 W. 125th Street Trailer
    • Skanska, Nash Building, 3280 Broadway, 4th floor near the elevators
    • The Forum, 601 W 125th St, The Atrium of The Forum (Main floor)
  • Medical Center: Public Safety Operations  William Black Medical Research Building (650 West 168th Street) Room 109