UWRI staff helping young boyThe Back to School Celebration supplies almost 14,000 students at eleven different sites with backpacks and school supplies. Students and their families enjoy a day of entertainment, food, and music. Families who attend also receive educational information about free services provided at different organizations across the state.

The Celebration is run by Back to School of RI, a nonprofit committed to providing outstanding educational programs. United Way of Rhode Island serves as one of the eleven host sites for the Back to School Celebration.

Our next Back to School Celebration will be Saturday, August 20. Our volunteer sign up is now closed. Thank you so much for your interest!