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Back to School Program

Back to School Program BP lists 2016

follow up Back to School 2016Each year CCSA assists low-income children with backpacks and essential school supplies. The project begins collecting backpacks in the beginning of summer, and distribution begins in August. Please see the PDF Flyer (to the right) and a list of items to include in backpack donations (below).

Click here to download the K-2nd Grade or 3rd – 9th Grade Backpack Items List


One Client’s Story

Our intake volunteer was assisting a man with food and other resources; the client had registered for our Backpack program.   It just happened that the backpack he received was one with kittens on it, the man’s eyes filled with tears.  He went on to say, “I was diagnosed with cancer and the doctor said I have 2 years to live, so I quit my job to spend time with my children.  This year I am not able to buy school supplies for my youngest daughter and this means so much to me and I know she will love this backpack.”

Some of the many backpacks donated for the 2015 Back to School program.