Free Backpack & School Supplies Giveaway

Posted on August 22, 2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

That’s right – free backpacks and school supplies! 

Children and Families attend a Catholic Charities Homebase event

And that’s just what children we serve need to start the school year right.

So from NYC all the way up to Orange County, we’re teaming up with volunteers and donors to provide, pack and distribute school supplies to children who need them most.

These cheerful backpacks include everything students need to succeed, from pens and paper to calculators, flash drives and assignment planners.

ALREADY we teamed up with the following community groups and agencies to fill and distribute backpacks:

  • HelpingHandsRye at Resurrection Church in Rye for children in Westchester and Putnam Counties
  • Parishioners at St. Stephen’s Church in Warwick for children in Orange County
  • Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education and Councilmember Annabel Palma to give away backpacks along with BBQ, ice cream, face painting, resources and more in the Bronx

And the backpack and school supply giveaway continues! 

To volunteer or donate in

  • Orange County: contact Kristin Jensen at Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan and 845-294-5124 x 303 or

Get your free backpacks and school supplies now!

Call our Help Line at 888-744-7900 for a Backpack Giveaway location near you.

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