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.

It’s always been a wonderful sight to see all who resolve to organize such joyful (and colorful) drives. However, to avoid group gatherings and contact required of walk in drop offs, all donations of fully assembled backpack kits will be conducted online. We are not accepting 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, the backpack giveaway will be split into two large days in early August rather than the usual one day. Client families will have the same opportunity to pick brand new backpacks and school supplies during designated time slots.

Click here to donate funds toward the purchase of a backpack kit.
Click here to donate a backpack kit and to help a child in need.

2019 Samaritan House Backpack Giveaway