Your Complete Guide to Back-To-School


Your-Back-To School Guide

The Foster Alliance (TFA) is excited to continue to provide new backpacks with grade-appropriate school supplies to children in foster care entering preschool through high school. Additionally, foster families with children in foster care can select clothing for school. These essentials are made possible through #FosterAllies and their generous donations. Therefore, sizes and colors cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to accommodate you.

Everything you need to know about

Back-to-School season at The Foster Alliance.

What’s In Store

Each backpack given by The Foster Alliance this Back-to-School season will include all of the supplies children need to start the school year off right! In addition to the “starter kit”, we will also have other age-appropriate school supplies available.

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How It Works

Phoenix, AZ Resource Center

Beginning July 8th through the end of August, The Foster Alliance Phoenix Resource Center will have backpacks and school supplies for you to choose from. Foster families and advocates are welcome to come in anytime during walk-in hours to receive a backpack and school supplies for the child(ren) in their care. Foster families that haven’t visited us for essential needs in the last 30 days can also select clothing; sizes and colors cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to accommodate.

Resource Center Walk-In Hours

Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM & 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Live Outside the Valley of the sun?

TFA serves the whole state of Arizona and beyond with our location in Flagstaff, AZ and mobile services! Thank you to Mercy Care and our incredible donors for making this possible.

In partnership with state and tribal child welfare and safety agencies across Arizona, with are providing backpacks, school supplies, and essentials. These stops include Tucson, Flagstaff, Kingman, Prescott, Tuba City, Window Rock, Show Low, Casa Grande, Yuma, and Globe.

Contact your caseworker or social worker and they can help you get the Back-to-School essentials your foster children need.

Foster Family Back-to-School Pop-ups

In partnership with the Phillips Law Foundation, with the help of the Russ Lyon Foundation and the Jaburg Wilk Foundation, TFA’s mobile unit will be stopping in Mesa, AZ and Tolleson, AZ during the 2024 Back-to-School Season for our second year of Pop-Ups!


July 12, 2024

Phillips Law Group Office
1134 S Stapley Dr , Suite 109
Mesa, AZ 85204


July 8, 2024

Phillips Law Group Office
2755 S 99th Ave, Suite 103
Tolleson, AZ 85353


If you need additional assistance, please call 480-889-0604 or email

How can I get involved?