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Backpacks for Hope

Backpacks for Hope helps foster brighter educational journeys for young minds! From mid-July to mid-August, Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Club coordinates with host sites to collect backpacks and school supplies that our team distributes to families before the school year kicks off. Backpacks for Hope makes a profound impact on families in our community year after year. Thanks to the support of supporters like you, we filled more than 230 backpacks with necessary school supplies in 2023.

Applications for 2024's Backpacks for Hope are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, as long as resources allow. You can expect the Backpacks for Hope 2024 application to go live at the start of the summer!

If you are interested in contributing toward this effort but cannot visit one of our host sites, you can still donate money or in-kind items! If you have any questions or concerns, give our office a call at (845) 342-8833.

2023 Host Sites

We are so appreciative of our 2023 Host Sites! The Backpacks for Hope program would not be possible without their support. If you are interested in being a Host Site in 2024, call our office at (845) 342-8833. 

2023 Host Sites:

  • Allstate: 50 Carpenter Ave Middletown10940
  • BHG Rand Realty: 55 Main Street / PO Box 668 Pine Bush 12566
  • Catskill Hudson Bank: 2452 Route 9, Suite 104 Malta 12776
  • Crystal Run Healthcare: 95 Crystal Run Road Middletown NY 10940
  • Dana Distributors: 52 Hatfield Lane Goshen 10924
  • Garnet Health: 68 Harris-Bushville Road Harris NY 12742
  • Gavin Waters Garden: P.O. Box 83 Mountain Dale NY 12701
  • Katelyn Schaffner, State Farm Agent: 4 E Main Street # 3B, Middletown NY 10940
  • Misner Agency: 489 St. Rte 52,PO Box 87Woodbourne NY 12788
  • Nebrasky Plumbing:1019 Rte 17M, Suite 3 Monroe 10950
  • Resorts World Catskills: 888 Resorts World Dr. Monticello NY 12701
  • River Reporter: 93 Erie Ave. Narrowsburg 12764
  • Staples: 470 NY-211, Middletown, NY 10940
  • Town of Mt. Hope: 1706 NY 211 Otisville 10963
  • Woodbury Commons: 498 Red Apple Ct, Central Valley, NY 10917   

Interested in Partnering as a Host Site?

Keep an eye out for the application to be a Host Site for 2024's Backpacks for Hope!

Interested in Applying?

If you are interested in applying for your child(ren) to receive school supplies through Backpacks for Hope, please keep an eye out for our 2024 application to go live this summer. Once it does, you will print and fill out the appropriate application below. Instructions for submission will be found on the first page of each application.

Children who do not attend Boys & Girls Clubs' before or after school programs and/or our summer day day camps are required to also submit financial documentation to be considered.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

Please keep an eye out for the upcoming applications for 2024!