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Annual Backpack Supply Drive

Since 2007, 3Rs has partnered with Unum to help Maine students in need! Each year approximately 200 volunteers from UNUM help us fill over 5,000 backpacks to distribute throughout the state. With support from UNUM, L.L. Bean, Texas Instruments, and other local businesses and individuals, 3Rs provides students with the supplies they need to start the school year off prepared to learn! During the course of our partnership with UNUM, an estimated 50,000 students from K-12th grade have received backpacks filled with new school supplies.

If you would like to be part of this program you can help by donating backpacks and supplies or by making a financial contribution to the program.


Supplies Needed to fill Backpacks

1" Flexible binders

12 ct Colored Pencils

24 ct Crayons

Glue Sticks

10 ct Markers (fat & thin style)

One Subject Notebooks

Pens (Black, Blue, Red)


Pencil Sharpeners

Pencil Cap Erasers

Pink Erasers

Pocket Folders

Report Covers

12" Rulers

Teacher Store and Recraft Center Hours:

Tue. 3-5:30

Weds and Thu. 1-5:30

Sat. 9:00 - 2:00

Warehouse Hours:

Tuesdays: 9:30-2:00

Weds and Thurs: 9:30 -12:30

Fridays 9:30-2:00


Next Donation Date:

Friday, Apr. 12 from 9:30-2:30

Weather related closings will be posted on:


WCSH channel 6

WGME channel 13

Our outgoing phone message 

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