Host a Back-to-School Drive
You can make a difference in the lives of low-income families and students by purchasing items from our Amazon Wishlist or hosting your own drive!
Organizing a backpack drive is simple, easy, and fun!
- Select the dates of your drive. We suggest that you hold your drive for at least one week.
- Get the word out! The more people who know, the more successful your drive will be. Post on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, NextDoor), send out text messages, email friends and neighbors, and call everyone you think would be interested in giving.
- Distribute our flyers. We will provide you with a custom flyer listing your contact name, phone number, dates, and the address of the drop-off point. Distribute it to everyone who will be participating in the drive.
- Set up the drop-off point. Make sure the drop-off location is easily accessible, secure, and protected from weather. Crayons melt in the Bay Area sun. Advertise it by putting up a poster on the door, window, or wall.
- Collect, collect, collect! Enjoy all of your hard work and watch the backpacks come together, knowing that you are supporting families who truly need your support. We offer fully-stuffed backpacks to each of our children. Make sure to check each bag's contents to make sure that everything on the list is given to each child. Update your supporters with a list of items still needed.
When the drive is over, deliver fully-stuffed backpacks to BACN!