2020 Tucson Backpack Giveaways

Back to School Events for Tucson Students

750 backpacks filled with school supplies were given away in Tucson, Arizona on August 15.

We are grateful for the assistance from GAP Ministries and their community partners to help distribute the backpacks at Ministerios Ammijezreel and the Family Christian Center.

We are also grateful to each of our team members that volunteered their time to help fill each backpack.

Mutual collaboration and a shared drive to give back and help others in the community is what helps make events like our Tucson backpack giveaway possible.


Photos of Tucson 2020 backpack preparation and giveaways:

Back to School – 2020 Contactless Drive-thru Backpack Giveaways

For the fourth 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 because of COVID-19 restrictions, we will host contactless drive-thru giveaways in Las Vegas, NV; Merrillville, IN; Chicago, IL; Tucson, AZ; and Phoenix, AZ. 

At each of the drive-thru Back to School events, school-aged children present in each vehicle will receive a backpack filled with school supplies, to include:*

Backpack Giveaway for New School Year

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil pouches, and more!

Locations & Dates for 2020 Drive-thru Backpack Giveaways

Drivers and passengers will be asked to remain in their vehicles at each giveaway and “pop the truck” to accept the backpacks. We look forward to spending time with our community neighbors at the following FREE Back to School Backpack Giveaway events in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Arizona, and New Mexico!

August 1, 2020 — Las Vegas, NV from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.*  | Dean Peterson Elementary School (3650 Cambridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89169) 

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August 7, 2020  Phoenix, AZ from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.* | Mesa Convention Center (263 N. Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201)

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August 15, 2020 — Merrillville, IN from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.* | Hidden Lake Park (6355 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410)

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August 15, 2020 — Chicago, IL from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m* | Richard J. Daley Elementary Academy ( 5024 S Wolcott Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609)

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August 15, 2020 — Tucson, AZ from from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.* | Ministerios Ammijezreel (4102 S. 12th Avenue,Tucson, 85714) AND Family Christian Center (6516 South Burcham Avenue, Tucson, 85756)

*Backpacks and school supplies will be handed out while supplies last. Children must be present for parents to collect a backpack.

Albuquerque Backpack Giveaway

2019 Albuquerque Back to School – Backpack Giveaway

We held our Albuquerque Back to School – Backpack Giveaway at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico. The event was a hit! 1,000 kids walked away with a backpack stuffed with school supplies just in time for the 2019-2020 school year.

Special thank you to all who attended and helped make this back to school event happen!!

 

 


Photos from the 2019 Albuquerque Backpack Giveaway:

 

CAPs 22nd District Back to School Health & Safety Fair

Chicago Community Sponsorship

Vanessa Soto and Harlan Schillinger from our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Team visited today with Officer Carressa Northcross of Chicago Area Policing (CAPs) to finalize plans and sponsor CAPs 22nd District Back to School Health & Safety Fair.

“We value our long-time partnership with CAPs and the great work they are doing in keeping our neighborhoods safe. We especially appreciate their proactive engagement in the community and we are honored to support their cause,” shared Glen Lerner

 


Tucson Backpack & School Supply Giveaway

Tucson Back to School Giveaway 2018It’s almost time for the kids to head back to the classroom to hit the books. This can be a stressful time with mixed feelings from both parents and their children.

To help ease some of the back-to-school anxiety your family might be feeling, Lerner & Rowe Gives Back is excited to announce our much anticipated Tucson Back to School Event and Giveaway!

We’ll be giving away 400 backpacks and school supplies that should help take some of the back-to-school shopping pressure off you.*

Come to the Back to School Giveaway in Tucson

Join us on July 24th at 2943 N Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719, in the Pizza Hut parking lot from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We will have pizza provided by Pizza Hut, as well as popcorn and cotton candy to fuel the fun!

Be sure to come early as supplies are limited and will be given out on a first-come first-served basis while they last.

Please reach out to Cindy Ernst with any questions by calling 602-977-1900 or via email at cernst@lernerandrowe.com.

 

*Backpacks, school supplies and food items will be handed out while supplies last.