2020 JFCS Annual Backpack Drive
Did you know that the average Family will spend around $670 a year on just
school supplies and clothing? For low-income families, this is nearly
an impossible task without the support of organizations like JFCS Arizona.
Each year JFCS coordinates back-to-school events and distributions for
families in need. This year we anticipate needing more than 1,800 backpacks
for the children in our community: Children we serve through our health
care clinics, foster care programs and domestic violence programs.
We would like to invite you to join us in our Annual Backpack Drive from
June 15th – July 8th – virtually!
How you can help
Normally, we would invite donors and volunteers to join us during our drive
to collect and sort donations, as well as pack fully equipped backpacks
and give them to the children in our community. Due to COVID-19, we are
doing things a little differently! The health and safety of you, JFCS
volunteers and our staff is of the utmost importance, so we would love
for you to joins us virtually! This year, you can help a child in need
right from the comfort of your own home. By donating $50, you are providing
a child with 1 backpack filled with supplies to utilize throughout the
Your donations and gifts make a world of a difference, and we appreciate
your time and efforts to make sure the children in our community are well-prepared
For questions regarding the JFCS 2020 Annual Backpack drive, please contact
JFCS Volunteer Coordinator, Lisa Blumstein, at
Lisa.Blumstein@jfcsaz.org or (602) 567-8383.