THE GREAT BACKPACK GIVE-AWAY 2018

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: SEND A TEAM OF FIVE (5) FOR
THE GREAT BACKPACK GIVE-AWAY AT AGAPE ON JULY 27, 2018!

We need your help to ensure students begin the 2018-2019 school year prepared to succeed! Each year, Agape collects and distributes new backpacks filled with school supplies for 2,000+ under-served students in the community. We hope to team up with you, again, this year to make this event a huge success.

 Get Involved!

Note: Supplies and donations can be delivered to Agape at 2210 Marietta Blvd, NW Atlanta, GA now through July 20 from 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Please use the administrative building entrance.

Preparation days and distribution day will be held at the old Agape location at 2353 Bolton Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.

  • Sponsor a backpack filled with school supplies for $50 per child
  • Host a drive for backpacks and school supplies
  • Planning Opportunities – Inventory • Organization • Preparation
    • Transporting of Supplies, Tuesday, July 24
      • 10am-1pm – 15 volunteers will assist in transporting backpacks and school supplies from Agape to the old location at 2353 Bolton Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (2 miles up the street)
    • Prep Day 1, Wednesday, July 25
      • 10am-1pm-15 volunteers will unpack and organize supplies and backpacks.
      • 1pm-4pm- 15 Volunteers will sort, stuff and stage backpacks and school supplies.
    • Prep Day 2, Thursday, July 26 – Set-up • Sort Stage
      • 10am-1pm-15 volunteers will sort, stuff and stage backpacks and school supplies.
      • 1pm-4pm- 15 volunteers will set-up event space with tables, hang up signs, etc in preparation for distribution day.
    • Day of Event Opportunities Friday, July 27
      • 8:00am-12pm-20 volunteers will distribute backpacks and assist recipients with selecting backpacks, managing traffic, replenishing distribution tables, clean-up and breakdown

Presenting Scholastic Achievement Sponsor

 


Advanced Reader Sponsors

 


Carl Allen & Kevin Esch
Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church


  Proficient Reader Sponsors

Peachtree Road United Methodist Church

 

Emergent Reader Sponsors

Northwest Presbyterian Church
Helen & James Carlos
Lorri & Forrest McClain
James Voyles

 

2017 Great Backpack Give-Away Success

Last year, Agape provided backpacks filled with school supplies for more than 2,200 children! This was made possible with the help of 100 plus volunteers and over $40,000 in donations. Let’s make this year even more successful!

For more information or to sign up your team, please contact Neka Harris, Special Events Coordinator at nharris@agapeatlanta.org

Thank you to our major backpack contributors including:

 

Agape empowers and supports under-served families within its community to discover and embrace their full potential.  Agape achieves this mission by providing academic support and family services focusing on character development, academic achievement, reading proficiency by third grade, successful high school graduation and post-graduation placement.

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