Tickets Now Available For 2017 BackPacks for Kids!
Since 1999 the Samaritan Community Center has provided thousands of free backpacks filled with grade-appropriate school supplies to area children, going into grades K-12, in late summer before the start of the new school year.
“We have teachers who have shared stories about children who were two to three weeks into the school year before it was known that they didn’t have access to needed supplies,” says Shannon Green, who spends over six months each year helping local businesses, organizations and churches drive for school supplies to fill our backpacks. “We believe it is critically important for children to be fully prepared that very first day of school. It helps them have a positive start to their learning experience.”
BackPacks for Kids Day 2017 is Saturday, Aug. 5. Times and locations are listed at the bottom of the page. NOTE: You MUST get your backpack ticket in advance. NO tickets will be handed out Aug. 5 and NO backpacks will be given without a ticket.
FREE tickets are now available at the locations listed on the graphic above. We have 3300 tickets available and there’s still time to get yours! Questions? Email Joe Raleigh or Shannon Green, or call either one of them at 479.636.4198.