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!

For more information, please contact Neka Harris, Special Events Coordinator, at

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 Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (2 miles up the street from Agape).
    • 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

Advanced Reader Sponsors

Angie & Nickolas Downey
Carl Allen & Kevin Esch


  Proficient Reader Sponsors

Shayla & Chip Rumely


Emergent Reader Sponsors

Kelly & Carl Basler
Ginger & Harry Beverly
Ruthanna & William Bost
Helen & James Carlos
Janet & George Johnson
Lorri & Forrest McClain
Susan & Dean Morris
Margot & Robert Shuford
James Voyles
Ethel Wright

In-Kind Sponsors


Chris Carlos
Northwest Presbyterian Church
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church


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

Thank you to our major backpack contributors


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.
Agape Youth & Family Center reserves the right to re-designate funds when a program or initiative has been fully funded.

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