Each $35 you give provides a new backpack full of supplies for an at-risk child. Students who grow up in poverty are seven times more likely to drop out of school. But when you give students the tools needed to succeed, you’re providing the best opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.
We give out backpacks on one special day—with food, games and activities to get kids excited for the new school year.
At Cityteam, we believe in building relationships. That’s why each child who comes to the Back-to-School event doesn’t just get a backpack, they get their backpack. It has their name on it and it is full of the supplies they need for their grade.
Imagine you’re 12 years old. Both your parents work, but your family still struggles to make ends meet.
You remember the feeling of going to school and all your friends having a new backpack and school supplies, but you didn’t.
Then your mom takes you to a back-to-school event. And then someone hands you a brand-new backpack full of school supplies you’ve never had before.
You look down and see a tag. The tag has your name on it. For the first time you feel prepared and excited for school.
You can change the future for a child today.
A year of school supplies for 1 child can cost $200-$375.
That’s enough groceries for a family for over a week!
Because we get many items donated, you can provide a backpack full of the right school supplies for just $35!
For $1.89, you can give someone a hot Thanksgiving meal—surrounded by caring staff and volunteers.