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 (click here) and/or hosting a box (click here), please email for more information. We hope you can join us in setting children up for a successful school year.

Click here to view photos from last years event!


Click here for a shopping list for the 11th Annual Back to School Bash.

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

Click here for Volunteer Signup.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to see our SignUp on
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

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.

2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

FUMCO First Church Logo

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