Drive-through backpack giveaway for SBCSC students at Brown Center this year

Drive-through backpack giveaway for SBCSC students at Brown Center this year
Posted on 09/04/2020

Together with community partners, the South Bend Education Foundation will provide free backpacks to students from throughout the district.

The annual backpack giveaway for South Bend Community School Corporation students will take place Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Brown Community Learning Center, 737 W. Beale Street in South Bend.

This year’s event is drive-through only, and students must be in the vehicle in order to obtain a backpack. Distribution is limited to one backpack per student. Face masks are required.

“We are so pleased to have the opportunity to share these supplies with our students as they continue to eLearn,” said Dean Moore, Executive Director of the Education Foundation. “Our hope is that these supplies will alleviate some of the expenses our families face with the start of the school year, but can also provide them with learning materials that will help engage them and supplement their remote instruction.”

With the support of WNDU, Notre Dame Federal Credit Union, Goodwill Industries, Better World Books, Anthem Inc., Latin American Chamber of Commerce, Meijer, and MD Wise, some 1,500 backpacks filled with supplies will be distributed.

Backpack contents are most appropriate for students in grades K-6, but all ages are welcome.

Who: South Bend Education Foundation and community partners, SBCSC students and families

What: Drive-through backpack giveaway

When: Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: Brown Community Learning Center, 737 W. Beale Street, South Bend, IN 46616

(Cars should turn off of Riverside Dr. onto W. Beale St. and line up.)

Contact: Monica Leyes, Assistant Director of Communications,, 574-393-6180 (w), 574-850-4760 (c)

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