For the third year in a row, our outreach team will host Back to School Backpack Giveaways to give disadvantaged, school-aged youth the basic tools they need to succeed. This year the giveaways will take place in Tucson, AZ; Phoenix, AZ; North Las Vegas, NV; Albuquerque, NM; Nashville, TN; Merrillville, IN; Joliet, IL; Elgin, IL; and, Waukegan, IL.
At each of the indoor Back to School events, students will receive a backpack to fill with all of these school supplies:*
- Hand sanitizer
- Glue sticks
- Colored pencils
- Pencil pouches, and more!
There will also be snacks to munch on and a radio remote to increase the energy of those in attendance!
Locations & Dates for 2019 Back to School Giveaways
We look forward to spending time with our community neighbors at the following FREE Back to School Backpack Giveaway events in Arizona, New Mexico, Tennessee, Illinois, and Indiana!
July 9, 2019 — Tucson, AZ from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson — Roy Drachman Clubhouse (5901 South Santa Clara Ave., 85706)
July 13, 2019 — Phoenix, AZ from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) | Kuban Elementary School (3201 West Sherman St., 85009)
July 27, 2019 — Nashville, TN from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | LEAD Southeast (531 Metroplex Dr., 37211)
July 28, 2019 — Albuquerque, NM from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Boys and Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico — Seligram Branch (3333 Truman St. NE, 87110)
August 3, 2019 — North Las Vegas, NV from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Cheyenne Sports Complex (3500 E Cheyenne Ave, North Las Vegas, 89030)
August 10, 2019 — Merrillville, IN from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) |Hidden Lake Park, Shelter #4 (6355 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410)
August 10, 2019 — Joliet, IL from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Spanish Community Center -A United Way Agency- (309 N. Eastern Ave., Joliet, IL 60432 *Main entrance is located off Franklin St.)
August 11, 2019 — Elgin, IL from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) | The Centre of Elgin (100 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120)
August 11, 2019 — Waukegan, IL from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Carman-Buckner Elementary School (520 Helmholz Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085)
*Backpacks, school supplies, and food items will be handed out while supplies last. Children must be present for parents to collect a backpack.