Backpack Challenge

 The Backpack Challenge is a community effort to collect backpacks, school supplies, and funds for youth at the Achieving Independence Center. Thanks to our fabulous partners, sponsors, and collection sites, we were able to raise over $13,500 and 2,700 backpacks for our youth in 2013! This year, our goal is to make the event bigger and better than before.

 

Save the dates for our Kick Off and Closing Ceremony:
July 31, 3pm at LOVE Park
August 27, 2pm at the Impact Hub
Check back soon for additional details!

 

Want to help?

You can help by hosting a collection bin at your business, sponsoring the event, or dropping off school supplies and backpacks at one of the collection sites listed below!

Details on sponsorship opportunities are listed below. Please contact Valerie Johnson at 215-925-3180 or vjohnson@vyhphila.org for additional information.

 

Want to support the Backpack Challenge?  Donate Here

A donation of $500 can provide a laptop to a youth attending college without access to a computer.
A donation of $250 can provide a care package of dorm room essentials to a youth beginning college.
A donation of $100 can help to offset tuition and dorm fees not covered by financial aid.
A donation of $25 can purchase a backpack stuffed with school supplies to a youth in need.

 

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2014 Collection Sites

PHILADELPHIA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
1515 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP
555 City Avenue, Suite 330
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA
1700 Spring Garden Street, Suite S3.09
Philadelphia, PA 19130

ENVIRONETICS
1617 JFK Boulevard, Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA 19103

LIBERTY PROPERTY TRUST
1628 JFK Boulevard, Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19103