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Programs & Services

School Supply Assistance

Hastings Family Service helps families living in Independent School District 200 who need assistance with the cost of school supplies.

Receiving School Supply Assistance

Registration for School Supply Assistance will open August 5, 2024. 

School Supply Assistance appointments will be in-person.   

To receive school supplies, the parent or guardian is required to show a picture ID and a current piece of mail postmarked within two weeks or a current utility bill. Each household must complete an intake form. For each child receiving supplies, proof of enrollment in school is required. If a child is attending school outside of ISD 200, the proof of enrollment must show a home address within our service area.  

Distribution dates: 

  • August 20, 21, 22, 23

Supporting School Supply Assistance

Hastings Family Service welcomes your donation of new school supply items. Drop off donations by August 13, 2024.  

Most Needed School Supplies: 

  • Backpacks 
    - Character backpacks: large enough for winter gear; no wheels
    - Middle/High School backpacks: large and durable
  • TI-30XS Multiview calculators
  • 2-inch, 1.5-inch, and 1-inch 3-ring binders (white with front sleeve and pockets)
  • Headphones (for over the head)
  • College ruled loose-leaf paper
  • Colored pencils
  • Dividers
  • Dry erase markers
  • Glue sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Pens: black, blue, and red
  • Pencil bags
  • Pencil boxes
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pointed tip scissors
  • Post-It notes
  • Wide-ruled notebooks

List updated June 12, 2024

Donations may be dropped off at the HFS Donation Center at 301 2nd St. E, Hastings, Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. or Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.