The first step here would be to check around in your area for places that are accepting donations for school supplies. Going directly to your children's school and asking what kinds of things they need donated would also be a big help.
These are some organizations and resources that you might want to check out.
iloveschools.com will help you find the wishlists of teachers in your area so that you can help donate specific items that you know teachers need. You also have the option of donating money either to schools that the site will pick, or to specific teachers; again being able to narrow it down to your own area.
Swap4Schools is a unique site that's based on sharing with others. The basic site is based on swapping stuff that people have for stuff that people want. Swap4Schools takes it one step further and matches the haves of swappers with the wants of schools, giving you an option to donate to a school's want list every time they list something that is on one.
This volunteer guide also has great information for how you can find unused or gently used items in your own home to donate to schools, and the best way to go about doing it. Here's another article that also talks about different ways you can donate.
If you're a little lost as to where to start, go to Google and type in “Donating school supplies in (insert your area here)” and hit enter. Check around with local churches, grocery stores, or stores where you might go to buy your own school supplies and see if they have any drives going on.
After you've found a drive or made contact with a school, it's time to gather up the things you're donating. Make a nice pile out of everything, then take a picture to show us. If you're donating directly from a checkout in a store, bring your camera with you if you can. Once you've got your picture taken of your pile of donations, head on over and give your stuff to some people who need it! Take a few pictures of you actually making the donation if you can. If you can't take a picture, that's fine too. This is about the giving back to your community. Once you're back home, send the pictures (if you have them) and a brief description to Rayne (Rayne@ edenfantasys.com) and you'll get your very own post on our Eden Gives Back blog! It'll be super easy to see everybody's pictures, and a great way to share all the great work you're doing!