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 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