Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference is once again rallying the community to support local students in need through their annual school supply drive. 

This annual drive aims to collect essential supplies for over 700 students across El Dorado County and surrounding areas, ensuring they are well-equipped for the upcoming school year.


How You Can Help:

  • Donate Supplies: The organization is accepting donations of various school supplies including backpacks (especially for middle and high school students), calculators, binders, markers, and more. Items can be dropped off at numerous locations across Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Shingle Springs, and Placerville. 
  • Sponsor a Student: If you prefer, you can sponsor a student by contributing through Hands4Hope’s Amazon Wishlist, allowing the organization to purchase needed items directly.
  • Stuff the Bus Event: The culmination of the drive will be the “Stuff the Bus” event on July 17th at El Dorado Hills Town Center. From 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, community members are encouraged to bring their donations to help fill a big yellow school bus parked near Target.

Drop-Off Locations:



  • Big Apple Bagels (Commonwealth Square, 711 E Bidwell St #9)
  • Reliance Home Loans – through July 19 (950 Glenn Dr.)


  • El Dorado Hills Hands4Hope Youth Center (5005 Windplay Dr, Suite 2)
  • Mini’s House of Pain (4990 Hillsdale Cir #200)
  • Big Apple Bagels (2209 Francisco Dr #160)
  • Snap Fitness (2222 Francisco Dr #290)
  • ONYX Real Estate – through July 19 (3941 Park Dr Suite 30)
  • Datwyler Orthodontics (3903 Park Dr)
  • Face in a Book (4359 Town Center Blvd)
  • Lyons Orthodontics – July 8-17 (4420 Town Center Blvd #200)
  • El Dorado Hills Community Services District – July 8-17 (1021 Harvard Way)


  • Snap Fitness (3975 Durock Rd Ste 104)


  • Hands4Hope Placerville Youth Center (905 Spring St. – Appt. Only)
  • Placerville County Government Center (330 Fair Lane)
  • BT Consulting (5460 Merchant Circle, Suite A)
  • 24 Carrot Farms (2731 Jacquier Rd.)
  • Grado Construction (4330 Golden Center Dr # D)
  • Thompson Family of Dealerships (Forni Rd/Placerville Dr)

For more details about how to contribute or to access the Amazon Wishlist, please visit www.hands4hopeyouth.org.


Hands4Hope is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering youth to make a difference in their community through service, leadership, and collaboration