Keeps Kids Going!

Project Backpack assists local Pre-K through 12th grade and some college students with essential supplies and a backpack for the first day of school. 

All Year Around Financial assistance is available for eligible students needing back-to-school clothing, education-related, classroom tools, registration, graduation and/or enrichment program fees.

Michelle Hutchins saw a need in 2000.  She raised funds and donations to supply students with essential school supplies.  Michelle and Helpline House recognized that their coordinated efforts relieved stressed families with tight budgets. In 2002, Project Backpack became an essential program in our community.

In-house sign-ups and registration*

July 29 to August 16


Pick up by appointment

August 20 or 21

*A parent or guardian is required to register student(s) at Helpline House's front desk.

1st Grader  $45+
5th Grader $105+
8th Grader $150+
High School $200+
are  repacked with staples for persons living homeless.



Monetary donations are gratefully accepted to help supplement essential school supplies and assist students with school-related expenses throughout the year.

Host a school supply drive.

Helpline House Food Bank and Social Services of Bainbridge Island

Helpline House is a community non-profit agency providing an umbrella of social services striving to help our Bainbridge Island neighbors to meet essential needs.  Basic services are provided cost-free, regardless of income.  Needs are defined broadly and not always financial.  Any community member in crisis or in need of consultation is welcome. 

Need after hours or emergency services?


282 Knechtel Way NE

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Business Hours

Weekdays 9 AM - 5 PM

Food Bank Hours

Weekdays (except Wed.)

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM


(206) 842.7621



(206) 842-9867

Helpline House has a policy of non-discrimination regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual preference, age, disability or veteran’s status, and is in compliance with all requirements of law and regulations with respect to employment, volunteer participation or service delivery.