Best First Day Drive

Girl excited with pencil crayons and books for school out front of a school bus with Best First Day community wide school supplies drive campaign logo

Make Their First Day the Best Day - Drop off a donation at Guest Services today!

This year White Oaks Mall is participating as a drop off location for the Thames Valley Education Funds’ BEST FIRST DAY DRIVE. The Best First Day program is a community wide school supplies drive collecting backpacks and school supplies for students in need of support for these essential items.

Last year, the annual community-wide drive was able to deliver nearly 3,700 backpacks that were collected and delivered to over 170 different schools. Amid the financial strain many families are facing, there is an anticipated increased need among students for school supplies.


Get a $10 White Oaks Mall gift card with every DONATION and qualified* in-mall purchase of $25 or more!

July 2nd until August 1st, 2024


  • Backpacks
  • Lunch Bags
  • Reusable Water Bottles
  • Notebooks
  • Pencil Cases
  • Pencils & Pens
  • Pencil Crayon Packages
  • Thin Binders
  • Lined Paper Packs
  • Highlighters

The Donation Collection Bin is located behind Guest Services, between Roots and Bentley.


*Receipt to be validated at Guest Services at time of donation. Purchases must be made for school supplies items like those listed and have been purchased between July 2nd and August 1, 2024. Limit of 1 gift card per person, while supplies last.