Back to School Drive 2021: What a success!
[Updated] August 2021
Thank you so much to the generous individuals, corporate groups, religious groups and community groups who contributed to our 2021 Backpack Drive. Thanks to YOU we were able to distribute 3,000 backpacks to students in grades K-12th.
Please check back in Spring 2022 for updates on our 2022 Backpack Drive.
We believe children deserve to have everything they need to learn and grow. While the upcoming school year will look different for most, we’re streamlining a safe system for the backpack giveaway so kids in need can be ready for school nonetheless.
The community’s support of the back-to-school drive over the years has been wonderful. And, we know how much everyone loves to pick out backpacks and fill them with supplies. However, due to the high volume of other donations processed by only a small number of staff during limited program hours, all donations of fully assembled backpack kits will be conducted online again this year. We are not able to accept backpack donations other than via the drive page. Similar to previous years, anyone can purchase the cost of a new backpack and grade-appropriate school supplies online. We hope for your understanding in our decision to maintain reasonable distance and protection of one another.
This year’s deadline for all Back to School contributions will be July 30th as the backpack giveaway will take place in early August. Client families will have the opportunity to pick-up brand-new backpacks filled with school supplies during a designated drive-through time slot.
Thanks to YOU we were able to distribute 3,000 backpacks to students in grades K-12th.