Back to School Event

On Saturday, July 16th BBBSAZ hosted 25 families for a fun-filled Back to School event. This event benefitted Littles (mentees) in our program and their families. Families were treated to brunch from Jason’s Deli, and volunteers from Ben’s Bells led them in a craft painting activity. Each family painted several ceramic ornaments that will later become “Bells” hung in communities throughout the world as symbols of kindness. Several superheroes from Heroes United AZ and princesses from Giving A Little Arizona Magic were in attendance and all of the families got to interact and take photos with their favorite characters.

During the event, there were several additional giveaways and activities to benefit the students. Cox Charities donated some amazing raffle prizes, including PS4s, Beats headphones, and a Nintendo Switch. Lots of lucky kids got to go home with these great new toys! Barbers from ClipDart came and gave free haircuts to kids, and CostCutters donated haircut coupons to all families in attendance. 

All children at the Back to School event received a backpack filled with supplies to get them started this school year. They also each received pairs of socks donated by Bombas. In addition, one of our amazing Big Brothers (Derald Datcher) ran a shoe drive, so many students in attendance also received a brand new pair of shoes! We are so thankful for the opportunity to give some of our littles and their families a jump start into the 2022 school year!

At the conclusion of the event, each family was given a goodie bag that included sidewalk chalk donated by Joyin, Express It! workbooks donated by Free2Luv, kids activities, hygiene supplies, and gift cards. Check out the photos from the event below. Thank you so much to all of our kind and generous supporters who made this event a possibility!

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