Backpack Day | August 20, 2022
8 AM – Noon
This year’s event will be in-person! Save the date and plan to bring your children to get them ready for back to school. Families can come through and get filled backpacks, new socks and underwear.
Since 2003, Wesley Church has distributed more than 15,000 backpacks filled with supplies for elementary school-aged children. We hold a one-day event on the third Saturday each August, where we distributed the backpacks and new socks and underwear. This page will let you know how you can help and includes details on this year’s event.
What We Need
- no. 2 pencils
- 24-Count crayons
- black dry erase markers
- kid rulers
- 1 subject notebooks
- children’s safety scissors
- small packs of tissues
- pencil/pen case
- glue sticks
Any elementary school-aged child in need of a backpack is welcome to our event!
How Can You Help?
The backpack team is in need of your support. The following list includes how you can be a part of this year’s event.
Donations of Socks & Underwear
We are in need of lots of socks and underwear. The team has set up an Amazon wish list, where you can have the items shipped right to one of the coordinators. Click here to access what is needed. (FYI, we need more underwear than socks at this time).
Volunteer Day of Event
As we get closer to the event, we will include a signup for volunteers to help greet our guests and help them with the supplies they need.
Kids are built different.
Good thing we built a hospital just for kids.
When you partner with us, you have access to more than 30 pediatric specialties, two Children’s ExpressCARE locations and a Children’s ER. We even have child-life specialists to help kids cope with being sick. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital – the only hospital in the region built just for kids. Because, well, they’re kids.