Every summer, Association House hosts the community for a day of fun and back to school preparation. Under the current pandemic restrictions, our traditional event could not occur, however, we successfully supported our community by transitioning our event to a giveaway.

This year’s Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway provided over 500 backpacks to the community. Our team managed to serve over 200 individuals throughout the day while following COVID safety guidelines including wearing masks, marking spaces for social distancing, and hand sanitizer stations spaced in the event areas.

Attendees received backpacks stuffed with school supplies along with recommended items for personal protection, including face masks and hand sanitizers. Thank you for those items that were donations from our Back 2 School Drive supported by various donor bases. Continuing the community effort, those backpacks were stuffed by our Healthy Lifestyles team and the event was assisted by volunteers and agency staff members.

Thanks to everyone who assisted in making sure families and children will be prepared for remote learning to begin.

You can see images from the event below.