Full School backpack with apple on wooden and nature backgroundGet involved in this year’s Back to School Backpack Drive.  This is a back-to-school drive that collects and distributes new backpacks full of school supplies that will be given to children of the families that come to our Give Away Center.  Our Give Away Center is a place where individuals and families come for the essential items needed for everyday living.   

Fun ways to get others involved:

Send a quick email telling us that you are planning on organizing a drive at rconnor@springfieldrescuemission.org. Take photos of your group and your back-to-school backpack and supplies. If you're organizing a collection at work, please take pictures. Snap photos of your team and the supplies you’ve collected.  We want to see all the amazing work you’re doing so feel free to email your photos to us to share on our social media platforms.

Spread the word

Let others know of your efforts.  Nothing helps a collection effort by enthusiastically letting others know what you’re doing and asking them to get involved.

Use this flyer to hang up at your place of work or make copies to hand them out in your travels.  Please find our Backpack Flyer Here.

Drop off your backpacks and school supplies

Donations of backpacks and school supplies can be brought to our 10 Mill Street, Springfield location, Monday through Sunday, 8am to 8pm.  Make sure you drop off all your backpacks and school supplies on time, before the drop off deadline of August 15th. We want to get the backpacks and supplies to kids before they start school.

Better yet, visit the Resue Misison's Back to School's Amazon Wish List page here.  Back to School Backpack Drive Amazon Wish List  Purchased items can be delivered directly to us.

For more information, please contact Becca Connor at 413-732-0808, ext. 225 or by email at rconnor@springfieldrescuemission.org.



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