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Back-to-School Backpack Drive – Volunteers Needed
July 23, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
The D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation is looking for volunteers to help fill backpacks for kids heading back to school. Studies have shown that starting the school year with the necessary school supplies promotes learning, boosts self-esteem, and helps keep kids in school. Unfortunately, as states have cut school spending, schools are providing less and parents are being asked to purchase even more school supplies for their children. Financially strapped families often struggle with how they will be able to purchase all the necessary supplies in time for the start of school. School supply drives help to ensure that all kids have the same opportunities to start the school year right and for a third year in a row, the Lampkin Foundation is ready to help.
- 20 Volunteers are needed to collect and fill backpacks with school supplies.
- Volunteers are encouraged to bring school supplies and/or backpacks.
- The more volunteers, the better! Time to fill backpacks varies depending on the number of school supplies and backpacks available.
- If you have not done so in the past, please complete our Volunteer Registration Form.
School Supply Donations Needed:
- Pencil boxes
- Index cards
- College ruled notebook
- Composition Book
- Kid scissors
- Color pencils
- Mechanical pencils
or make a monetary donation on our website at https://www.lampkinfoundation.org/donate
Our annual back-to-school backpack drive is a fulfillment of the Foundation’s vision for communities that are strong, fully engaged, and resilient; where all stakeholders are self-reliant and fully supported by sustainable ingenuity and grassroots efforts. We believe it was important to demonstrate our vision by encouraging community stakeholders to participate in the backpack drive. We want to thank our community of donors, volunteers, and supporters. Whether it is providing funds for the cost of supplies, contributing school materials, or donating time to put materials together, this truly is a grassroots effort to encourage students’ academic success.