An annual drive to provide backpacks and school supplies to over 2,000 kids.

July 28, 2017

Each year, Agape collects and distributes new backpacks filled with school supplies for 2,000 under-served students in pre-school through high school.  Get involved by holding your own backpack drives or sponsoring a backpack filled with supplies for $50 per child!

Community support for the Great Backpack Give-Away continues to exceed our imagination each year. In 2016, Agape provided backpacks filled with school supplies for more than 2,000 children!

On average, 45 volunteers organize and execute the event. Volunteer teams from N3, Novelis, The National Charity League–Buckhead Chapter, N3, Arby’s Foundation, and Kleenex worked on this event in 2016.
Donations of backpacks & school supplies accepted at Agape from July 10-14 10am-4pm (Monday-Friday)

Shifts/Volunteers needed:

  • Prep Day 1 Wednesday, July 26

    -10am-1pm-15 volunteers will unpack and organize shipment of supplies and backpacks into the downstairs community center.

    -1pm-4pm- 15 Volunteers will sort, stuff and stage backpacks and school supplies in preparation of distribution day.

  • Prep Day 2 Thursday, July 27

    -10am-1pm-15 volunteers will sort, stuff and stage backpacks and school supplies in preparation of distribution day.

    -1pm-4pm- 15 volunteers will set-up event space with tables and bicycle fences, hang up signs, etc in preparation of distribution day.

  • Distribution Day Friday, July 28

    -8:00am-1pm-20 volunteers will distribute backpacks and assist recipients in choosing backpacks, manage traffic, replenish distribution tables, clean-up and breakdown.

  • Each backpack is filled with the following school supplies based on donations: Supply List

For more information or to reserve your volunteer team, please contact Neka Harris, Event & Volunteer Coordinator at 404-367-3947 or nharris@agapeatlanta.org

 

Last year’s major backpack contributors include:

 

 Agape empowers and supports underserved 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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