We’ve put together a list of organizations in Kansas that donate school supplies, backpacks, and other services to help kids succeed in the new school year!


Dodge City


Dodge City Days: McDonald’s KidFest

The cost of admission is $4 in exchange for a lapel pin. First come, first served.


Sunday, Aug. 5

1 – 3:30 p.m.

71 N. 2nd Ave. | Dodge City, Kan.





First Call for Help

Reserve a backpack by calling 785-623-2800 or submit an online form. Grades K – 12.


Thursday, Aug. 2

7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Armory

200 Main St. | Hays, Kan.
785-623-2800 | firstcallforhelp@outlook.com





Bridge Church – Back to School Block Party

Providing kids with school supplies, backpacks, and clothes to start the school year. K – 12 and college students welcome.


Sunday, July 29

8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Bridge Church

1156 N. Oliver | Wichita, Kan.



Convoy of Hope Wichita

First come, first served. All are welcome. No ID required.


Saturday, Aug. 4

10 a.m.

Bethel Life Center

3777 S. Meridian Ave. | Wichita, Kan.

McAdams Park

1329 E. 13th St. N | Wichita, Kan.



Salvation Army

Free to the public. Please bring IDs for everyone. Grades K – 12.
Participants may be directed to a different event location depending on home ZIP code.
Call 316-263-2769 to learn about alternate event locations.


Aug. 7 and 8

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Salvation Army

350 N. Market St. | Wichita, Kan.



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