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11th Annual “Invest in a Kid” Backpack Drive

May 1 - June 30


11th Annual “Invest In a Kid” Backpack Drive

May 1 – June 30, 2024

Many kids in our area live in extreme poverty

Some schools in our community report 70% of students receive free lunch. Many people work multiple jobs to provide for their families. In our area of continually rising cost of living, the $65 – $100 for a new backpack and school supplies is more than difficult, as many families have to spend increasing more than ever before on just housing and food.

The impact to the child who receives these is immediate

They feel more confident and prepared, which can improve their academic results. Receiving a backpack filled with school supplies makes a world of difference to each child and their parents.

2014, over 1,000 kids were helped
2015, over 2,200 kids were helped
2016, nearly 3,000 kids were helped
2017, nearly 5,400 kids were helped
2018, over 6,000 kids were helped
2019, over 5,800 kids were helped
2020, over 4,500 kids were helped
2021, over 5,369 kids were helped
2022, over 5,000 kids were helped
2023, over 5,000 kids were helped

Let’s help over 5,000 kids receive backpacks filled with school supplies

Supporters like you, from Bellngham to Olympia, have come together since 2014 to provide backpacks and school supplies for children in need. Some businesses are matching employee donations. Ultimately, the goal is no child goes without!

 Ready to invest in a child?

1 child $25
5 children $125
10 children $250
25 children $625
50 children $1250

Deadline: Monday, June 30, 2024

See the work in action

5,382 children received backpacks filled with supplies thanks to you.

In our first backpack drive in 2014, 10 year old Hunter Komine challenged businesses to sponsor 10 kids!

Rustic Pine Designs used their business to increase donations.


May 1
June 30
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