Back To School of Rhode Island

Proudly serving our community for over 17 years!

Click to download the 2016 Sponsorship Package

Dear Community Partners:

Last year, the Back to School Celebration Committee volunteered at eleven (11) community-based sites and distributed backpacks and school supplies for the first day of school and provided families with a day filled with educational informational, entertainment, food and music. Although our Sixteenth Annual Back-to-School Celebration was a great success, we are expecting even greater success for our 17th Anniversary. The Steering Committee cannot do this alone. For the past ten years the committee has worked arduously to keep the momentum growing. We ask that you join us this year in our efforts to provide free school supplies for at least 14,000 students.

The Back to School Celebration Committee is working hard to make this year event a most fruitful year for children attending Public Schools in Providence, Pawtucket, Cumberland, Central Falls, West Warwick, Woonsocket and Newport. Last year we were able to provide free school supplies to 14,000 students thanks to our wonderful volunteers who worked diligently to distribute supplies at the Providence Student Registration Center, Bernard F. Norton School, United Way, West End Community Center, Nathanael Greene Middle School, Hope High School, Veteran Elementary School, Thundermist Health Center, St. James Baptist Church and PawSox McCoy Stadium.

In addition, we would also like to thank our major sponsors Sodexo School Services, Neighborhood Health Plan of RI, Providence Journal, Pawtucket Credit Union, AARP, Amica Insurance, Bank RI, CollegeBoundFund, Cox Communications, United Way and City of Providence Mayor’s Office. The Back to School Celebration Committee is in process of beginning its fundraising efforts for 2016, we offer various sponsorship opportunities including:

Full Color Back to School Ad Book, which will be available for distribution at the Back to School Celebration event on Saturday, August 20th.
Major Sponsorship (Download Form)

We need your help to encourage, support and empower our youth for a positive learning experience. We thank you in advance on behalf of all the children who will benefit from your support. If you have any questions please contact Grace Gonzalez at 459-6018 or Jorge Cardenas at 374-4059. We look forward to hearing from you.


Jorge Cardenas

Grace Gonzalez
Vice President