(Indianapolis, IN, May 2016) Indy BackPack Attack School Supply Drive, a collaboration of local businesses, organizations and non-profits, whose mission is to collect school supplies to provide children the tools they need to succeed in school, will host its annual kickoff event on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 West Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46222.
It’s reported that 80% percent of families in the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS)
system need help with basic school supplies. The mission of Indy BackPack Attack is to
collect school supplies to provide children the tools they need to succeed in school. With
the help of local organizations and businesses, Indy BackPack Attack has collected more than 3.5 million school supplies since 1999!
Sara Griffin , chair of Indy BackPack Attack stated, “We are extremely grateful to receive an official proclamation from the Mayor’s Office announcing June 22, 2015, Indy BackPack Attack Day. Increasing public awareness for the Indy BackPack Attack School Supply Drive remains important, as the need for school supplies for children in our communities is significant. Many Central Indiana students will start class in late July or early August. Our goal is to distribute the collected supplies to the students before the school year begins, so that they feel confident and ready for their classes. We are appreciative to have the support of Mayor Ballard and the participation of so many organizations for our school supply drive and encourage other local businesses and community members to help us in this effort.”
To register your business or organization as an official 2016 Indy BackPack Attack collection site, to see a complete list of school supplies needed, to make a tax deductible donation, or for more information, please visit: www.indybackpackattack.org or call 317-554-8229, Indy BackPack Attack Coordinator, Ashley Perry.
About Indy BackPack Attack
Since 1999, Indy BackPack Attack has formed a strategic community collaboration with Central Indiana organizations and businesses and has made it our mission to collect school supplies to provide children the tools they need to succeed in school. Indy BackPack Attack has partnered with the United Way of Central Indiana on school supply drives in the surrounding counties. For more information, please visit Indy BackPack Attack online at www.indybackpackattack.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @BackPackAttack.
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