HOPE’s 13th Annual Kids of HOPE Back to School Bash

HOPE’s 13th Annual Kids of HOPE Back to School Bash

Presented by Orlando Health, this annual event was held on Saturday, August 7th where hundreds of local registered children in need received everything they need to get prepared for the new school year. The event was kicked off by two local students; one playing a rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner by Saxophone, and the other reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

The children received new backpacks, school supplies, new socks sponsored by Bombas, new underwear, headphones sponsored by Premier Pools of Central Florida, hygiene items, and a free vision screening from Vision Quest. The children and their families were also visited by Star Wars characters for some entertainment while they were “shopping”, then received a free meal sponsored by Your Oviedo Dentist after visiting various partner agencies.

It all started months in advance with local businesses and churches hosting school supply collection boxes, and donations from the community pouring in. Hundreds of volunteers then helped collect, sort, and count the school supplies so families could get prepared for the upcoming school year. The 13th Annual Back to School Bash went off without a hitch with the help of our sponsors!

Click here to view photos from the day!


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