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Backpack and School Supply Drive

  • Dates:  August 8, 2016
  • Times:  Starts at 8:00 AM
  • Location:  D.A. Blodgett - St. John's
    805 Leonard St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone:  (616) 451-2021
  • Category:  Fundraisers

For most children, the first day of school is full of excitement. Unfortunately, for many children that excitement is often overshadowed by worry and embarrassment about being unable to purchase school supplies. With the help of the 10th Annual Backpack and School Supply Drive, over 500 children in D.A. Blodgett - St. John’s foster care, residential care, adoption, KidsFirst Emergency Shelter, Kent School Services Network, and Big Brothers Big Sisters programs will start a new school year with pride.

Why school supplies?
The first day of school can be stressful. Many children living in shelter care or in foster homes due to their parents' abuse or neglect, have few possessions to call their own. A brand new, fully-stocked backpack helps any child feel more comfortable and confident on their first day.

Please drop off or coordinate pick up between
Monday, August 8 - Friday, August 12

Drop-off Locations

D.A. Blodgett – St. John's
805 Leonard St. NE
Grand Rapids

Adventure Credit Union
(formerly Option 1 Credit Union)
All Grand Rapids locations
For Information & Questions

Contact Katie Wybenga at 616.361.4118 or by email.kwybenga@dabsj.org.

Backpack and School Supply Drive
  • Times:  Starts at 8:00 AM
  • August 8, 2016 to August 8, 2016
  • D.A. Blodgett - St. John's