With an overwhelming 52% of children in the Greater Rochester area living in poverty, the purchase of school supplies can be a burden. The goal of the SBC Cares Backpack Giveback program is to provide students in need with backpacks filled with school supplies at the beginning of each school year.
Greater Rochester Chamber members can rally their companies’ employees to purchase school supplies and build backpacks or decide to make a monetary donation to this cause. The SBC Backpack Give Back program aims to provide school supplies for over 1,000 students each year. With your help, we can ensure that these students have the tools they need to succeed.
Greater Rochester Chamber and SBC provide backpacks for your organization to fill with requested items, and completed backpacks are dropped off at a central location on a designated date. Greater Rochester Chamber and the Small Business Council will assist with delivery and pickup for organizations filling 40 or more backpacks. Monetary donations are also welcome.
Stay tuned for more information on the 2022 drive!