For Our City Chandler is proud to present the biggest back-to-school collaborative donation drive for Chandler students in need. Chandler K-12 students can receive backpacks filled with school supplies, shoes, uniforms, socks and underwear (as they last) in addition to information on free after school programs! This year we will be distributing backpacks at four schools throughout Chandler.
Saturday, July 18, 2020
8am to 10am
Due to COVID-19, this year's Operation Back to School event will look a little bit different. Backpacks will be distributed via a drive-thru style format. Families may choose one of the four locations listed below.
Chandler High School*
350 N. Arizona Ave.
Andersen Jr. High School*
1255 Dobson Rd.
Willis Jr. High School*
401 S. McQueen Rd.
Basha High School*
5990 S. Val Vista Dr.
**pending approval by the Chandler Unified School District
Students MUST be present to receive a backpack. Please have your student's school ID number ready when you arrive.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizations can get involved in this event by contributing funding at a number of different sponsorship levels. 100% of your sponsorship funding goes towards backpacks, supplies &
shoes for Chandler children. **Download a sponsorship packet in the next section.**
The local LDS community organizes an annual drive to help provide students with a new uniform for their first day of school. Specific needs are given by school -- more information coming!
Our main collection site will be the Salvation Army this year. They are located at 85 E. Saragosa St. and are open 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. New backpacks, school supplies, socks, underwear, or uniforms can be donated. If your organization would like to conduct a school supply drive, contact us!
Find out more about this event and our funding sponsorship levels!
100% of your donation will go towards supplies for students attending this event.
You can stuff a backpack from the safety of your own home!
Using our virtual supply drive software you can drag school supply items into a backpack and check out with your credit card. Try it out below:
Volunteers are needed to help stuff backpacks at the Salvation Army. Groups of approx. 10 volunteers will pack the backpacks with donated supplies according to grade level and organize the donations. We will also be moving heavy boxes full of stuffed backpacks.
There are multiple dates available.
Our community resource bags provide valuable resources to families who may need help with more than just a backpack this school year. These bags will have flyers, brochures, and other information on youth programs, food boxes, rental assistance and more! Help us put together 1,000 of these bags to offer as a resource to families.
July 14, 2020
Help move 2,000 backpacks from the Salvation Army to their distribution locations. Each volunteer will help move heavy boxes to a classroom or other storage area identified by our partner schools. We will be loading and unloading a large truck!
July 17, 2020
Groups of 20-30 volunteers will be assigned to one of the four distribution sites. They will help set-up, check-in, distribute, direct traffic, and tear down. Specific volunteer job descriptions will be listed on the sign-up link, when it is created.
July 18, 2020