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8th Annual “Invest in a Kid” Backpack Drive
May 1, 2021 - July 13, 2021
8th Annual “Invest In a Kid” Backpack Drive
May 1 – July 13
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 4,000 kids were helped
Let’s help over 7,000 kids receive backpacks filled with school supplies
Leaders like you, from Everett 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?
Deadline: Tuesday, July 13, 2021