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Backpack Giveaway

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Back to School Backpack Giveaway

Back to School Backpack Giveaway is a community supported program originally organized by the Community Foundation’s Women’s Initiative to help children from low income families have a successful start to school. 

The program provides FREE backpacks full of school supplies to at-risk children in St. Clair County.  The focus is on pre-school, elementary and middle school children.  Children must be present to pick out their new backpack and Proof of St. Clair County residency is required.

What is provided?

  • Backpacks are filled with school supplies for elementary and middle school children.
  • Pre-school backpacks contain a reading book, activity book and crayons.
  • Quantity is limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

Please view our August Calendar for more details under News and Events – Calendar.


It only takes $14.00 to help one child have the school supplies they need to begin their new school year. We buy in large quantities and work with local businesses to maximize your donation.

BWCA Back To School image Donation Levels: 1 child ….$14.00 5 children ….$70.00 10 children ….$140.00 Classroom (20 children) ….$280.00 Grade level (80 children) ….$1,120.00 School (350 children) ….$4,900.00 For additional information, contact or (810) 982-8541.