Goodman Community Center | Backpack & School Supply Drive

What we asked you to do...

The start of the school year brings with it excitement and anticipation. However for many families, this time of year also brings added financial stress. That’s where you came in.

In 2023, we set a goal opening our (free) backpack and school supply store to 500 local kids, and thanks to the generosity of our community, we were able to do that - and then some!

On our shopping days, the kids and their families came through with their lists, picking out the just-right backpack, and filling it with everything they needed: pencils, glue sticks, scissors, folders and more.

You all never cease to amaze us. When you tell you members of our community – your community – need a little extra help, you make it happen.

❤️ From the bottom of our hearts, thank you! ❤️

Check out these impressive numbers...


Kids received backpacks and school supplies they needed for the school year!


The number of people who donated through our Amazon wish list.


The number of individuals who made a monetary gift.


The volunteers who helped over the course of the drive, from opening boxes to sorting, accepting donations and working the shopping days.


The companies and organizations that pledged financial sponsorship.


The businesses that acted as drop-off locations throughout the city.


The number of people who shopped and dropped off donations throughout the drive.

We couldn't have done any if it without your support.

For more information about our school supply drive contact:

Ashley Rounds

Enrollment and Shares Specialist
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Thank you to our sponsors!

Each year, we can only achieve our goal because of organizations that pull together and contribute school supplies, money and time to help us organize it all. Thank you to these sponsors for supporting our community during this back-to-school season.

If your business or organization is interested in sponsoring our 2024 Backpack & School Supply Drive, reach out to Corporate Giving and Events Manager, Meghan, to learn more! (Contact info below.)

Amtelco | Axley Attorneys | Bassett Mechanical | Bierock | Fetch Rewards | Hoffman Manufacturing Corp | National Guardian Life Insurance Company

For more information about sponsoring our backpack & school supply drive contact:

Meghan Johnson

Corporate Giving and Events Manager
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