The Pettengill House, Inc.

21 Water Street, Suite 4A, Amesbury, MA 01913

The Pettengill House Food Pantry

13 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, MA 01952

Phone:  (978) 463-8801

Operation Backpack

Operation Backpack is an annual summer backpack and school supply drive for students pre-k through 12th grade. This supplemental basic needs program is an integral part of our School Linked Services.  The goal of Operation Backpack is to ensure that EVERY student can attend school ready to learn.

Operation Backpack 2024

Annual Backpack and School Supply Drive

How do I Donate? 

If you would prefer to shop school supplies online, visit our Operation Backpack 2024 Wish List on Amazon and have your donation shipped directly to Pettengill House.  We encourage you to include your name and address in the gift note so we can say thanks!

You can also donate online and note "Operation Backpack" in the comment box, or mail a check to The Pettengill House, Inc., 21 Water Street, Ste. 4A, Amesbury, MA 01913 and note "Operation Backpack" on the memo line. Donations of gift cards to stores that sell school supplies (i.e. Walmart, Staples, etc.) are also a big help. We greatly appreciate your donation!

Donate Online
Amazon Wishlist

How Do I Sign Up to Receive a Backpack?

Request for Services (New Clients)
Sign Up Here (Existing Clients)

Community Collection Sites

Donations of new bakcpacks and school supplies can be dropped off at the following locations throughout the community:

Align Credit Union (19 Haverhll Road)
Amesbury Public Library (149 Main Street)
BankProv (5 Market Street and 1 Haverhill Road)
Eclipx Salon (72A Haverhill Road)
Institution for Savings (150 Main St.)
Stone Ridge Properties (20 Market St.)
St. Andre Bessette Parish (11 Sparhawk Street)

Institution for Savings (7 Bridge Rd)
Pettengill House Pantry (13 Lafayette Road - drop-off hours Fridays 9-noon)
Salisbury Public Library (17 Elm Street)
Star of the Sea Chapel (141 North End Blvd)
Star of the Sea Church (18 Beach Road)
Suchecki Chiropractic (141 Bridge Road)
Arthur S. Page Insurance Agency (57 State St.)
BankProv (66 Storey Ave)
Hope Community Church (11 Hale Street)
Institution for Savings (93 State St. and 68 Storey Ave)
Newburyport City Hall (60 Pleasant Street)
Stone Ridge Properties (1 Merrimac Street, Ste 2)