Back to School Celebration 2017

Backpacks, school supplies, and books.

Getting the children ready to head back to school is exciting, but it’s also expensive. Since 1999 Back to School of Rhode Island has helped ease this financial burden through their annual Back to School Celebration.

United Way of Rhode Island is proud to be one of twelve sites across the Ocean State to host this year’s Back to School Celebration. On Saturday, August 19 volunteers will distribute backpacks, school supplies, and books at our Valley Street headquarters from 10am-1pm. The event also includes a Family Information Fair, DJ, children’s activities, and a cookout provided by Sodexho.

Families are welcome — no registration required.

Interested in volunteering?
We need volunteers from 8:30am – 11:00am; if you’re interested in helping out, please register by clicking the button below.


Direct any questions  to Janice Pothier Pac.