YMCA Helping Youth in Need

October 21st, 2017 by

Operation Backpack at Mercedes-Benz of Marin

About Operation Backpack

The Sonoma County Family Y is collecting backpacks, school supplies & lunch boxes to insure the children affected by the recent fires can return to school with new school supplies. They are also seeking Amazon or Barnes & Nobles gift cards to can give to teachers.Mercedes-Benz of Marin will be donating items and are encouraging our guests to do the same.

How You Can Help

Through the end of November, Mercedes-Benz of Marin will be collecting items to deliver to the campaign. The Sonoma County Family YMCA is located at 1111 College Avenue, Santa Rosa. To assist in delivery, our Guest Appointment Coordinator, Noah Thorn helping gather donations for delivery to Sonoma.

When you bring two items on the accepted donation list to drop off at Mercedes-Benz of Marin, you’ll receive 11% off recommended labor and parts up to $250.

Please visit our service specials page to print information and other offers:


Accepted Item Donations

  • New or GENTLY used backpacks
  • Lunch boxes
  • Amazon/Barnes Nobles gift cards
  • Construction paper 12 x 18
  • 1 or 2 inch binders.
  • Washable markers (thick & thin)
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Small scissors & hole punches
  • Crayons (16 & 24 count)
  • Clear tape
  • #2 pencils & erasers
  • Black & red pens
  • Notebook paper(wide & college)
  • Pocket folders
  • Index Cards
  • Calculators
  • Glue sticks
  • Zippered pencil pouches
  • Colored pencils
  • Hand sanitizer/Kleenex

Thank you for your help in supporting the community!

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