Monday, July 15, 2013


Here's a list of organizations, businesses and programs offering free backpacks for kids going back to school in the fall.

McDonald’s restaurants in Arizona will host Backpack Saturday on July 27, a statewide event that will give away 28,000 backpacks and help thousands of children get ready for school! McDonald’s restaurants will begin distributing the FREE backpacks beginning at 8 a.m. on July 27th. The first 100 children that visit their local McDonald’s restaurant will receive a FREE backpack.

Free backpack 2013 Schedule of Events:
July 26, 2013, 6pm-8pm, Keeling Elemenary School
Flowing Wells: July 27th 10am-12pm, Flowing Wells Jr. High

Annual Ward 4 Back to School Bash
Council Member Shirley C. Scott
 Sat. July 27th from 8 am - 12 pm
Clements Recreational Center
8155 E. Poinciana Dr.
Pancake breakfast, Informational and interactive displays, swimming at the pool,
drawing at 11:30 am- winner must be present.
For more information click here.
Back 2 School Bash
Date: Sunday, August 4, 2013
Time: 2pm - 6pm
Location: Tucson Convention Center
Exhibition Hall A, B & C
There are many activities and events at the B2SB13. All events are geared toward children who are in grades kindergarten through 12th.
Over 5,000 backpacks will be given out, each filled with useful school supplies.
Free Haircuts to school-aged boys and girls
Health assessments
Raffle and door prizes
Free food and concessions
Local police and firefighters will be giving tours of their vehicles
 If I've missed any event. Please comment below so the information can be shared with others.
For  more community events visit Desert Mamis facebook page






1 comment:

  1. Another Event added to the already long list of places you can receive backpacks, and supplies. (Thanks, Amber Z.)

    Backpack Event
    Providing Backpacks with supplies for families in need.
    Saturday, July 20th
    Rock n' Java Coffeehouse/Vision Church
    7555 W. Twin Peaks Rd.
    *Haircuts, Sports Physicals, and Clothes