WHY WE GIVE
Backpack Bash — It’s time to bless our local students and teachers as they prepare for next school year. From May 15 – June 15, 2022, we help them do this in the safest way possible by developing partnerships with RISD, other churches and corporate partners and key companies in the educational circle to create a COVID safe backpack with supplies for each student. Our goal is to bless 7500 students with backpacks and supplies for the 2022-2023 school year. We’re asking for you to partner with us in blessing these students. For only $20 you can help us outfit a child with a technology protective backpack filled with RISD approved school supplies, pre-packaged to prevent contamination and ready to be given to a student in need.
WHY WE SERVE
Every year thousands of families join us for our Backpack Bash Distribution events at Richardson High School and Lake Highlands High School. They come to receive the tools that will equip their children to be successful for the upcoming school year. In addition to the backpacks filled with supplies, the students can receive vaccinations (including Covid-19), haircuts, an ergonomic evaluation by an occupational therapist, reusable aluminum water bottles and a meal donated by a local service organization or restaurant. In order to help these families to receive all that they are eligible for, we need YOU! Your warm, welcoming smile and helping hands are invaluable as you escort these families around the fair-style event and help them each facet of preparing for their first day of school. Please below to help with this event! Dates for 2022 will be July 30 and August 6. Volunteers are needed from 8:00am – 12Noon.