Harvest Compassion Center Sixth Annual Back-2-School Backpack and School Supply Drive is happening through July 15! We are asking our local community to show up big time once again! Help spread the word: collect and donate brand-new backpacks, lunch boxes and school supplies to prepare local kids, ages 4 to 16 years, for the upcoming school year. Whether kids will be back at school in-person or choose e-learning, being prepared with the necessary supplies is critical to their success.
Please utilize our Amazon Wish List, to safely purchase and ship backpacks and supplies to our front door, where volunteers will fill each backpack with age-appropriate school supplies. Collection bins are also available to rally your business, team or neighborhood and help us make sure over 800 kids are served!
HCC’s Executive Director Nicolee Thompson told us, “People ask me every year, Why do you collect backpacks? I tell them that because every year we meet kids like 8-year-old Audrey (pictured above) who, after picking out a pink backpack with blue hearts, put in on her back and would not take it off. Why? Because this was her very first, brand-new backpack ever! She asked me three times if it was really hers to keep! What a joy it was to bend down, look her in her eye and tell her with a smile, ‘This pink backpack was delivered just for you!’