Back to School Giveaway

Each year we give away hundreds of backpacks in our community.

Next Date: July 2020

Doors open at 8:00 AM. It’s first come, first served, so come early!

Pre-registration & volunteer sign-up begins in June.

Our annual Back to School Giveaway provides new backpacks, grade-appropriate school supplies, and free haircuts to local children (Kindergarten through 12th grade) needing assistance in the NW Valley each July.

Last year 174 volunteers served 1,003 children backpacks/supplies, 960 breakfast burritos & pancake plates, and 55 haircuts; in Peoria 22 volunteers served 62 children backpacks/supplies; in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico 100 children were served backpacks/supplies through our church plant there; our Food Bank was provided 100 backpacks to be given out.

Please spread the word to a family you may know in need.

Last Year


Kids received backpacks in Glendale, Peoria, & Puerto Peñasco, MX.


Volunteers helped stuff backpacks & host these events.

Want to help?

Donate backpacks (15″, 17″ & 19″), 1″ binders / spiral notebooks in the lobby. You can also make monetary donations used to purchase grade-appropriate supplies at the lobby table.

Volunteer. UPDATE 7/9: Volunteer registration is now closed. If you’d still like to help out, you can bring donations to the administration office by 5pm on Friday, July 12, 2019.

Donations & volunteer sign-up begin in mid-June.

For more information contact Erica Petrowski

Need school supplies?

Come to our Glendale campus with your child on the event date. We recommend arriving early as the line is usually long. When supplies run out, the event is over (usually approx 2-3 hours).

Pre-registration is now closed, and does not guarantee a backpack (it’s first come, first served).

To receive supplies both you and your children must be present and in line.

Pre-registration begins in June.

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