Registration Deadline: Friday, July 31
Only the first 1,200 children registered will be guaranteed a backpack!
Families must qualify for free/reduced lunches or have another financial hardship to receive backpack assistance.
Call 308-237-6840 or stop by the United Way office to register to recieve a backpack for your child.
Each year United Way of the Kearney Area comes together with the Dobytown Kiwanis to provide school supplies to more than 900 hundred area students through the Back-2-School Campaign. Back-2-School Link is a United Way program that collects and distributes school supplies for eligible students from Pre-school through 12th grade in our six-county region.
Several organizations offer their support of the program by purchasing the supplies needed. Dobytown Kiwanis, Noon Kiwanis, Golden K Kiwanis, Kearney E-Free Church First United Methodist Church and Good Samaritan Hospital Pediatrics Department have all contributed to the success of this program.
The 2015 Back-2-School took place on August 3-4 at Kenwood Elementary.
United Way and Dobytown Kiwanis helped distribute nearly 1,100 backpacks to children in 2015.
Monday, August 3 - Volunteers arrive by 6:15 p.m. to help stuff backpacks.
Tuesday, August 4 - Volunteers arrive by 5:45 p.m. to help distribute. Distribution will open from 6-7:30 p.m.
See photos from the 2013 Back-2-School event here.