Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway2018-08-03T12:29:14+00:00

The Back 2 School Giveaway is back and once again this year, bigger than ever!

Every year, there are children in our community that show up to school on the first day unprepared to start the school year. We want to make that happen a whole lot less. If you or a family you know are in a pinch this year and need some help with school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year, please plan to join us on August 18th at out to Mountain View Event Center (1567 Way To Grace Ave. in Pocatello – off Olympus Drive next to the Grace Lutheran School and church) for the 2018 Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway!

Last year, nearly 2000 students received a backpack full of the school supplies they need to succeed in the new school year! Additionally, 5500 people were in attendance, 600-800 people came just to enjoy the “fair” services, there were over 250 volunteers, over 100 amazing businesses donated, sponsored, or served Back 2 School, over 2000 bags of clothes were given away!

This year, there’s a new location and in addition to the backpacks, there will be a lot of other stuff going on throughout the day as well. Take a look!

  • Backpacks and Supplies for 2000 students
  • New and Gently Used Clothing
  • Health Evaluations
  • Dental Checks
  • Vision Checks
  • Hospital Services
  • Police D.A.R.E. education
  • Food Boxes (via local food pantry)
  • Fire safety education
  • Face Painting (Gold’s)
  • Clowns
  • Aid Organizations (Food, Shelter, Clothing, Counseling, Etc.)
  • Public Libraries
  • Hot Dogs and Drinks (Smiths)
  • Iced Coffees (McDonalds)
  • Inflatable Toys (Idaho Fun Jumps)
  • Building Projects (Home Depot)
  • Party Princesses and 501st
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Media Coverage and Interviews
  • Numerous other booths

The event runs from 10am to 1pm and is primarily for grade school students in need, but there will be supplies for Jr. High and Sr. High students as well.

For more details and information, visit the event’s official website here.

Thanks to all the wonderful sponsors that have stepped up to help this wonderful event!

Primary Sponsors
Bishard Team
Idaho Central Credit Union
Bingham Memorial
Phil Meador Toyota., Phil Meador Subaru, Courtesy Ford
Pocatello Children’s Clinic
Pocatello Women’s Health Clinic
Portneuf Medical Center
Teton Auto Credit
Puerto Vallarta
Secondary Sponsors
Affinity Partnerships
Children’s Dentistry
Conagra Foods Lamb Weston
Connections Credit Union
Gate City Rotary Club
Additional Sponsors
Cate-Idaho Equipment Company
Domino’s Pizza
Finn Chiropractic
GBI Insulation
Greater Pocatello Association of Realtors
Idaho Skin Institute
ISU Credit Union
May, Rammell & Thompson Chartered
SE Idaho Orthodontics
Salmon River Stages, Inc.
Snells Pharmacy Shop
Sugar Bugs Pediatric Dental
Tooth Town Dentistry for Kids

Union Pacific Railroad

Services Sponsors
Smiths Food and Drug

Barries Ski and Sports
AAA Idaho