School  Supply Store


Every year GUM hosts the School Supply Store so that every child in Galveston starts school with the tools they need to succeed! Parents buy a backpack filled with school supplies for each one of their kids at 80% off the regular price. Visiting the School Supply Store allows every parent to shop with dignity.

Here’s how you can help!

  1. Donate NEW school supplies by August 5th (mail or drop-off at the GUM Office, 3727 Ball St. Galveston, TX 77550). Check out our needs list below or download the flyer by clicking here

  2. Donate financially by clicking here. Under the “Please direct my donation to” section select School Supply Store and we’ll do the shopping for you!

  3. Come and volunteer at the store! We’re always looking for volunteers to help setup and volunteers to serve at the actual store.

    If you have any questions about volunteering, scheduling a time to drop-off supplies or anything else School Supply Store related please call us at (409)497-2460 or email Candis Jones at

Needs List

  • Backpacks (clear/mesh for middle school)

  • 3” Binders (green, red, blue & black)

  • 1” & 2” Binders (white)

  • Spiral Notebooks (wide-rule 70 pages each)

  • Compostition Books (wide-rule 100 pages each)

  • Notebook Paper (wide rule)

  • Dividers (5 tabs per package)

  • Crayons (24 count), Markers (8count), Colored Pencils (12count)

  • Pens (red & blue), Pencils (24count), Erasers (pink & pencil top)

  • Scissors (sharp & blunt), Glue (stick & bottle), Rulers

  • Folders with pockets only, Folders with pockets & brads