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:

IN/IL Backpack Giveaways

IN/IL Backpack Giveaways

Merrillville and Chicago Back to School Events

This past weekend our Lerner & Rowe team held two amazing Back to School Backpack Giveaway events! We were able to give away 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to the communities of Merrillville, IN and Chicago, IL. Our drive-thru style events proved to be successful in efficiently and safely getting backpacks to families.

Thank you to our amazing staff who came out to help. Thank you to our partners at the Chicago Police Department and staff of Richard J. Daley Elementary Academy for your assistance and donation of space. And thank you to the staff at Hidden Lake Park and Ross Township for all of the assistance your teams provided.

We hope everyone has a wonderful, safe, and healthy school year!


2020 Chicago and Merrillville drive-thru backpack giveaway photos:

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:

 

Phoenix Backpack Giveaway

We had an amazing turnout for our 2019 Phoenix Backpack Giveaway! Thank you Kuban Elementary School for opening your doors to hosting the location, and to all of our team members and event volunteers who helped make the day possible.

It was a pleasure to meet each of the students and their family members who attended the event. Our team is beyond thrilled to have had the opportunity to give away 1,500 backpacks to assist local students prepare for the school year!!


Take a look at a few moments captured at our 2019 Phoenix Backpack Giveaway: