Serving Children from the Monmouth County community on the generously donated campuses of The Rumson Country Day School and Christian Brothers Academy.

Backpack and School Supplies Drive 2021

Every year we send each of our students back to school with a new backpack full of school supplies (valued at approximately $50 per student) to give them all the tools they will need for a successful academic year.
How the community can help: Horizons is accepting donations of new backpacks and school supplies for students in Kindergarten through High School. To help underwrite the Back to School Ready for Success Initiative, please click here.  

Suggested school supplies:
Backpacks, new, for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8.
Colored Pencils
Colored Markers
Dry erase markers
Pencil sharpener
Composition book (Wide and college ruled)

To view our wish list, please click here. (Items on this list are suggestions. Our students love the unique selections made by members of the community.)

In partnership with our friends at the Junior League of Monmouth County (JLMC) and our host schools, The Rumson Country Day School (RCDS) and Christian Brothers Academy (CBA), Horizons will be collecting new backpacks and school supplies now through August 30, 2021. Items can be dropped off at the following locations:
Rumson Country Day School, Ridge Road entrance (bins will be outside for drop off). 35 Bellevue Avenue, Rumson, NJ 07760
Jersey Shore Coffee Roasters, 64 Thompson Avenue, Leonardo, NJ 07737

Additionally, items may be shipped directly to:
Horizons at RCDS, 35 Bellevue Avenue, Rumson, NJ 07760

We will be organizing the supplies, stuffing the backpacks, and distributing the items in Neptune and Red Bank throughout the week of 8/30-9/3. If you would like to volunteer for a shift, please send an email to and we will send the times and locations. 

Thank you for helping us with this effort. Together, we are building community connections for the next generation.