Back to School Bash


Each year, HOPE staff and hundreds of volunteers host the Back to School Bash for registered clients with the help of local businesses and churches who sponsor the event and host donation boxes. At the Back to School Bash, children are given everything they need to start their first day of school. During this event, children receive backpacks, pencils, pens, glue, notebooks, paper, socks, underwear, jeans, and more. In addition to these items, clients get to enjoy a day of fun with games for the kids, lunch for the whole family, balloon animals, face painting, and access to additional resources. If you have a business that is interested in sponsoring this event and/or hosting a box, please email for more information. We hope you can join us in setting children up for a successful school year.


Click here for a shopping list for the 10th Annual Back to School Bash.

Click here for a complete list of donation locations in Central Florida.

Volunteer Signup

To pull off this event, we need hundreds of volunteers. We need help with setup, entertainment, shepherding clients through the event, tear-down, cleanup, and more! Each year this is a wonderful event for our local children because our community cares and gives back.

Click here to sign up to volunteer!

2018 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

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Karen Almond
School Board Member
Seminole County Public Schools
EAst Coast Believers

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