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Our 2019 Backpacks Event on August 4th has already passed. Please check back this summer for info on the 2020 AVGD Backpacks Event.

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Make a difference and help support the education of local children. With the generous assistance of our community and corporate partners, our goal is to build and deliver 500 Backpacks that will go to local area students and PACE Center for Girls, along with teacher supply bags that will help refill their classroom with additional supplies throughout the year.

With the passion and teamwork of our AVGD Family Volunteers, we know it will be a successful endeavor.



2018 Backpack recipient, Tynasia a Student at Pace Center For Girls reaction:

“I was so excited when I opened my locker and found a beautiful, new backpack inside. But that was not the best part… it was filled with all of the things I needed to be successful in my classes. My family has very limited income, so buying school supplies does not always make the list of priorities.

Please let the people who gave us the backpacks know how grateful I am, not just for the supplies, but to know that someone cares enough about me (and all the girls at Pace), to make sure I have what I need to do my very best in school. Thank you!”

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We are so grateful for your contribution however big or small and for this we want to SHOUT OUR APPRECIATION as loud as we can.

Please email us if you have any questions or if you would like more information on being a sponsor for this event.

Statistics have shown that supplies made the strongest impact on Class Preparedness, Class Participation, Self-Esteem and Interest in Learning.

When families face decisions, such as keeping their lights on or their children’s bellies full, it means their children’s backpacks remain empty. Every school year, these students bear the burden of knowing their families cannot provide the required classroom supplies.

Sunday - August 4, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm


For the actual day of the event, come prepared to “build-a-backpack” with your family. Work your way through our pre-prepped school supply stations set up with back-to-school essential supplies. You will have the opportunity to work at your pace and rotate through each station as you connect with your community, your children and the cause. There will be a dedicated activity table where you and your children can color and/or draw pictures and write notes to personalize their special donation of time.



We welcome you to bring your family, friends, coworkers, etc. to come anytime between 2pm - 4pm to fill backpacks with the provided school supplies. You may fill as many backpacks as you would like, and there will be a dropoff station where our team will be collecting the filled bags.


If you are interested in getting more involved, we will also need volunteers to organize and set up the school supplies at each station, as well as clean up after the event is over.

Volunteer Certificates will be provided for anyone that requests one.

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