Back To School Giveaway 2017

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 2017-2018 school year, please plan to join us on August 19th at out NEW LOCATION!! Mountain View Event Center (1567 Way To Grace Ave. in Pocatello – off Olympus Drive next to the Grace Lutheran School and church) for the 2017 Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway!

Last year, nearly 1500 students received a backpack full of the school supplies they need to succeed in the new school year! Additionally, 5000 people were in attendance, 600-800 people came just to enjoy the “fair” services, there were over 200 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 1500 students

  • New and Gently Used Clothing
  • Health Evaluations
  • Dental Checks
  • Vision Checks
  • Hospital Services
  • Police D.A.R.E. education
  • 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!

Major Sponsors

Bingham Memorial
Bishard Team
Idaho Central Credit Union
Phil Meador Toyota., Phil Meador Subaru, Courtesy Ford Lincoln, Inc.
Pocatello Children’s Clinic
Pocatello Women’s Health Clinic
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