Dear Community Partners:
On Behalf of our Board of Directors and Steering Committee Members, we would like to thank all of our supporters, sponsors and volunteers for last year’s Back to School Celebration event. With your support, it was possible to help more than 14,000 students with backpacks and school supplies.On Behalf of our Board of Directors and Steering Committee Members, we would like to thank all of our supporters, sponsors and volunteers for last year’s Back to School Celebration event. With your support, it was possible to help more than 14,000 students with backpacks and school supplies.
The Back to School Celebration Committee organized eleven (11) community-based sites across Rhode Island. In a single day our volunteers distributed backpacks and school supplies to 14,000 students and provided families with a day filled with educational information, entertainment, food and music. The Back to School Celebration actively engages families in their children’s education and provides students with the tools they need to start the school year.
For the past seventeen years, the Back to School Celebration steering committee has worked diligently to keep the momentum growing, starting out with a modest event where we distributed 600 backpacks at one site in Providence and growing to several events reaching thousands of families in Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls, Woonsocket, Cumberland, West Warwick, and Newport. Our strong community partnerships across the state have enabled us to expand this one-day event to a true celebration of youth and education.
In 2017, we ask you to join us in making the 18th Annual Back to School Celebration a rousing success. Now, more than ever, working families need our help to make sure that children have appropriate school supplies at the start of the school year. Your participation will ensure that we are able to distribute free backpacks full of school supplies to at least 15,000 students across Rhode Island.
Kindly review the attached information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Back to School Celebration. You may choose to sponsor the Kickoff Reception to be held on April 13, 2017 or the Back to School Celebration scheduled for August 19, 2017. Thank you in advance on behalf of the children and families who will benefit from your support. If you have any questions please contact Grace Gonzalez at 401-459-6018 or Jorge Cardenas at 401-374-4059. We look forward to hearing from you!