Backpacks 2019

Backpacks 4 Class Acts

Help collect important school supplies for Las Vegas kids

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Backpacks 4 Class Acts

Clark County is the fifth largest school district in the country and home to more than 300,000 students.  Hidden in that number is a more untold number of students in need.  Backpacks for Class Acts is a back to school supply drive to distribute backpacks filled with supplies to students right here in Southern Nevada. 

About 51,200 students — or 16 percent all Clark County pupils — are classified as English-language learners. A little more than half of Clark County students — 166,200 pupils — receive federally subsidized school meals. Nearly 8,000 students are homeless, meaning they live out of weekly motels, out of cars or on the streets of Las Vegas.” – Las Vegas Sun (2014)

You can help change that for a lucky kid by supporting 98.5 KLUC's drive to collect backpacks this month benefitting the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.

During July, A.D. and the KLUC street team will be out at drop-off events all over the valley, collecting backpacks and other requested items. 

Our goal: to gather at least 1,000 filled backpacks to help make sure as many students as possible have a new backpack to start the school year right.  A backpack is vitally important for many of these kids -- and often hold possessions just as valuable as their schoolwork. 

Whether a backpack is brand new or gently used...we'll take it!  We'll also take your new or gently used school supplies as well.  We appreciate your time and any possible donation, with no amount too small (or, of course, too big!)

Here's the full list of dates and times so you can donate at a stop near you! 

Dropoff Events:

  • Fri., July 5 – 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Walmart, 7200 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy, Las Vegas
  • Sun., July 7 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Walmart, 540 Marks St, Henderson, NV
  • Fri., July 12 – 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Walmart, 1807 W. Craig Rd., North Las Vegas
  • Sun., July 14 – 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Walmart, 201 N. Nellis Blvd, Las Vegas
  • Fri., July 19 – 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Walmart, 4505 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas
  • Sun., July 21 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Walmart, 7200 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy, Las Vegas
  • Thu., July 25 - 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Walmart, 8060 W. Tropical Pkwy, Las Vegas
  • Sat., July 27 – FINALE PARTY: 12 - 4 p.m.: Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Rd., Henderson
    (Come out and donate, then enjoy kid-friendly activities like bounce houses and more fun along with KLUC!)

Backpacks for class acts sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors Metro By T-Mobile, MedExpressthe Dairy Council of NevadaKazzamThe Powell Law Firm, Raising Cane's and Galleria at Sunset for all their support!

 

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