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.

Click here to donate a backpack kit and to help a child in need.

Prefer to donate another way?
Click here to visit our cash drive in support of Back to School 2021

Over 2,000 backpacks were distributed last year for kids in need!