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:

Kick Off
July 31, 3pm at LOVE Park

Closing Ceremony
August 27, 2pm at the Impact Hub

 

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

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
1515 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

 

NATIONAL PENN BANK
2040 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

NATIONAL PENN BANK
1617 JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19103

NATIONAL PENN BANK
3617 Midvale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129

NATIONAL PENN BANK
9 West Evergreen Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

PLANNED PARENTHOOD
1144 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

STYRON
1000 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA 19312

COLUMBIA NORTH YMCA
1400 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

THE MY LIFE FOUNDATION
Drop-off location by appointment only
1 (814) 808-LIFE
10 East Main Street, Unit 167
Wrightstown, NJ 08562

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
School of Social Work
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Ritter Hall Annex, Room 481
Philadelphia, PA 19122

BEE HIVE SALON
1719 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

LIBERTY PROPERTY TRUST
1628 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19103

DESIGNPOINT STUDIOS
230 North 2nd Street #2C
Philadelphia, PA 19106

JUVENILE LAW CENTER
1315 Walnut Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

IMPACT HUB
1227 North 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122