We are excited to prepare for the 2023 backpack and supply giveaway event in August. This year's event will take place at the Millsop Center from 11am-2pm. Set up will be from 10am-10:45am for all attending agencies. Pre-registered attendees will have first access to supplies from 11am-12 pm. General attendees will be let in from appx. 12:15-2 pm.
We understand this is a wonderful opportunity for your agency to recruit and inform the community about your services. In order to better serve the community and our community partners, our committee will be supplying backpacks for attendees. We are asking that agencies provide school supplies at their booths this year. We will fill in gaps in supplies through any donations we receive. We have seen the successes of this method in neighboring events and feel that agencies have more opportunity to engage with community members in this format. Please fill out the form below to indicate what supplies your agency will be providing. As we understand the financial burden of this method, there is no mandatory minimum or maximum supply count or registration fee for your agency to attend this year's event. Because of this, we may have several agencies giving out the same supply so that all participants can receive that supply (We want to have at least 750 of each supply). To avoid grouping, we recommend providing at least 750 of your chosen supply to give out the day of the event. The supply choice is first come, first serve. We will assign your agency to the second (or third) choice supply if your first choice is already taken by another agency so that we will have a variety of supplies to distribute. We will let you know as soon as possible which supply you have been assigned (within 1 week). Please fill out the purple form below to select your supply choice.
Please also find the attached Save the Date Flyer with a link to our Facebook page where we will post sponsors, additional information for attendees, registration links, etc.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us @BHbackpackfair@gmail.com or call our committee chair, Aryn Carr, at 304-748-7850 ext. 1007.