Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This Saturday is the Indy BackPack Attack backpack giveaway.

Saturday July 26th the Indy BackPack Attack organization will be giving away 5,000 backpacks to under served children in the Central Indiana area. 

This a great program for those in need. No child should go without basic school supplies. I love this program! I think it is a great way to help others and there are opportunities to even Volunteer or Donate if you have the resources to do so. 

-Did you know that 80% of the families in Central Indiana can’t afford the basic school supplies that their children need. On average many teachers spend in excess of $500 of their own money for supplies for students. Students with inadequate supplies suffer an unnecessary struggle to keep up with peers.

If you are truly a family in need, you may want to check out the BackPack Attack drive this coming Saturday.

The Indianapolis BackPack Attack Giveaway Starts at 1:30pm on Saturday July 26th and will go until all backpacks are given away.

There are four locations that will be offering this great service -

North/West Side - Indiana Members Credit Union- College Park Branch
8910 Wesleyan Road, Indianapolis, IN  46268     (1,000 backpacks will be available)

Southside - Baxter YMCA
7900 S Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227    (1,000 backpacks will be available)

Eastside - Ransburg YMCA
501 N Shortridge Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219   (1,000 backpacks will be available)

Downtown - Arsenal Tech High School
1500 East Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN  46202    (2,000 backpacks will be available)

1 backpack per child.  Child must be present and accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive a backpack.

For more information - Check out the BackPack Attack Website

For information on School Supply Drives outside of Marion County - GO HERE

To Volunteer - GO HERE for more information

To Donate - Go HERE for more information

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