Huge Back to School Clothing Drive serves 5,000 kids!

The Back to School Clothing Drive, Arizona’s largest provider of uniforms, clothing, backpacks and school supplies to more than 25,000 Title I elementary-school students at over 260 Maricopa County schools, is gearing up for the 2018 event, July 23-27 at Grand Canyon University Arena, 3300 W. Camelback Road in Phoenix.

Among sponsors already committed to the event are BHHS Legacy Foundation, Bank of America, Arizona’s Family 3TV and CBS5, Discover, Grand Canyon University, and Fiesta Bowl Charities. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available by visiting or by calling (602) 256-9408. Sponsorship packages range from $1000 to $25,000 and include benefits based on sponsorship level.

More than 5,000 K-6 pre-registered students attend the annual week-long New Clothes, New Beginnings event. Back to School Clothing Drive has expanded its outreach and impact this year through collaborations with organizations serving children in foster care and homeless children including Arizona Helping Hands, Arizona Friends of Foster Families and Children First Academy.

I spoke with Exec. Dir. Karl Gentles about this amazing program and how you can get involved,
for our Valley Views public affairs program

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