DFS, Community Come Together to Get Back to School! Back to Basics!
More than 800 kids received backpacks at the annual Back to School! Back to Basics! event held last month. Thanks to the hard work, dedication and generosity of so many people, businesses and organizations, we held our most successful back to school event to date!
A volunteer stands amidst the sea of backpacks before the doors opened, ready to get to work.
More than 1,000 backpacks and a countless number of school supplies poured in from all over Clark County.
The Meadow Gold "Moo Truck" was a hit for kids and grown-ups alike!
Now in its fourth year, Back to School! Back to Basics! is the annual drive that provides backpacks to children in DFS care. The backpacks and supplies were donated by local individuals, organizations and businesses. Several volunteers also stepped forward to stuff backpacks and work at the event.
A child tries on his new backpack.
Kids shared their personal thank-you messages on special posters for event sponsors.
Ali Caliendo of Foster Kinship, center, shared laughs as well as information about her organization.