H.E.R.O.’s annual Back-to-School Bash is our outreach to provide children affected by HIV and AIDS with the supplies they need to succeed in the upcoming school year. Normally, we host a party (date TBD, generally the Saturday before Fulton and DeKalb County returns to school) during which we facilitate a number of games and activities for the children, serve lunch, conduct raffles and give-aways, and distribute backpacks full of school supplies to the kids in attendance. We also provide face-painting and henna, and Walgreens Co. hosts a make-up station for our young ladies, amongst other treats and experiences.
Due to the pandemic, we will provide this vital intervention as we did last year: via a Back-to-School Drive Up event where families can ride up in their vehicles and pick up backpacks full of school supplies.
Help a H.E.R.O. child start the school year equipped to succeed!
WAYS TO HELP
- Sponsor a child. Donate a backpack full of the school supplies from our supply list (see below) and we will make sure a H.E.R.O. child receives your personal donation.
- Donate supplies from our supply list (see below).
- Host a supply drive in your workplace, church, community organization or local neighborhood.
- Volunteer at a bag-packing event where we fill backpacks with the supplies children need for school (generally a weekday afternoon or evening a few weeks before students are scheduled to return to classes).
- Volunteer at our Back-to-School event. Volunteer opportunities include setting up and breaking down the venue, and handing out school supplies.
- Donate on our website. Please visit https://www.gagives.org/donate/Heroforchildreninc to make an online donation ($60 = 1 full backpack). Alternatively, you can mail checks to H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc., 580 W. Crossville Road, Suite #204, Roswell GA 30075.
2021 SCHOOL SUPPLIES LIST
- Pencil Boxes/Cases
- Yellow #2 Pencils
- Black Ink Pens
- Glue Sticks
- Washable School Glue, 4oz
- Washable Markers, 8ct
- Crayons, 24 ct
- Colored Pencils, 12 ct
- Composition Notebooks
- Wide Ruled Spiral Notebook, 1-Subject
- College Ruled Spiral Notebooks, 1-Subject
- Wide Ruled Spiral Notebook, 3-Subject
- College Ruled Spiral Notebooks, 3-Subject
- College Ruled Spiral Notebooks, 5-Subject
- Construction Paper (Assorted Colors, 50ct)
- Wide Ruled Filler Paper
- College Ruled Filler Paper
- Blunt Student Scissors
- Hand Sanitizer
- Pocket Facial Tissue Packs
- Index Cards, 1pk
Please call (470) 321-3102 to schedule an appointment to drop off donations. Donations may be delivered to the H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc. office at 580 W. Crossville Road, Suite 204, Roswell, GA 30075. You may also arrange to have a H.E.R.O. staff person or volunteer pick-up your donation.