Help kids get ready to go back to school by ensuring they have all the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom. We’re inviting individuals, church groups, businesses and civic organizations to fill backpacks with items required for classes in local schools and giving them to students whose parents may be unable to afford vital essentials. Follow the steps below to get started!
Don’t have time to shop at the store, but still want to make an impact? Purchase the items from our Operation: Backpack Amazon Wishlist and have them shipped directly to us. *Remember to share on social media how you are helping kids go back to school by using #operationbackpack2018!
1. Buy It
Purchase a clear, plastic backpack with black trim.
2. Pack It
Fill the backpack with the following school supplies:
- 5 one-subject notebooks
- 2 packs of wide ruled paper
- 1 pack of crayons
- 1 pack of pencils
- 1 pack of markers
- 1 pack of glue sticks
- 1 bottle of hand sanitizer
- 1 box of tissues
3. Bring It
Drop off the backpack at any one of the following locations by Monday, July 30th:
- The Women’s Recovery Center | 1800 4th Avenue N., Bessemer, AL 35020
- The Pelham Thrift Store | 3592 Pelham Parkway, Pelham, Alabama 35124
When you drop off your backpack, you will receive a 10% off coupon good for any item in our thrift stores.
Download and print a PDF of the flyer here! *Exclusions apply.