The Back(pack) to School program provides first grade students with a backpack filled with essential supplies, so children in need can start the school year prepared to learn. For many children and families, backpacks and school supplies are simply not affordable purchases. The GSF Foundation believes that every child deserves to begin their academic career with the tools necessary to become an engaged and successful student.
A relationship with our partner schools throughout the community is absolutely essential to the Back(pack) to School program. Working with many of the same schools partnered with in the Coats for Kids program, helps at-risk children in more ways than just one. Each year, administrators and educators from these schools help to select which children are eligible to receive assistance through the Back(pack) to School program – based upon individual circumstances and financial need.
Since 2007, the GSF Foundation and the United Stationers Charitable Foundation have partnered to keep the Back(pack) to School program in effect. Each year, the support of this partnership ensures that children begin the school year with everything they need to have a successful educational experience.
- GSF Associates Donate Backpacks for Tenth Year Running — September 07, 2016
- Nearly 1,500 Backpacks and School Supplies Delivered to Kids in Need During This Year’s Backpack to School Events — September 04, 2015
- GSFF Hosts Back-to-Back Backpack Giveaways — August 24, 2012
Providing school supplies to children in need helps alleviate the financial strain of their families. Your contribution can help make a significant impact on a child’s education and their future.
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