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Project Phases

Phase 1: 


     At the end of the school year, The Backpack Squad is vamping up efforts to gather supplies to start filing bags in August, which is only 2 short months away. 

Happening Now

Phase 2


     In July, we dive head first into gathering, staging and purchasing backpacks and school supplies while the Back to School sales are on. 

This phase lasts from July - August 15th. 

      We gather and purchase supplies year round, so we are often busy doing this during the school year as well.

Phase 3


    New this year! Applications for receiving a backpack stuffed with school supplies. This is not required, yet, and will guarantee you a backpack for this season. 

Phase 4


     In the first couple weeks of August, we begin sorting all bags and supplies that were donated. 

Phase 5


     The packing begins! All the backpacks are ready for distribution, by the last week of August!! 

This is such an exciting time. 

Phase 6


     All backpacks are handed out to local children. There are 5 meeting spots available for those who registered. Pick up between 6p-8p.

Locations for 2024:

Cub Foods - Elk River     Aug 19th

Princeton Coborns         Aug 20th

Coon Rapids Walmart     Aug 21st

Monticello Target           Aug 22nd

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