Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway

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The 5th Annual Back 2 School Backpack Give-away

Another school year is just around the corner and our community wants to help start the year out right! 

With The Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway, children receive a FREE Backpack including basic school supplies for children in the Madison Area. Working with Community Organizations to enabling low income and marginalized members of the community a healthy start to the school year.   Submissions are also open to the public August 1st – 18th with 93.1 JAMZ.

The Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway in partnership with Blain’s Farm & Fleet, Country Financial, The Next Generation Toy Store, and Gemini Games our community aims to ease the burden of back to school for as many families/children as possible. Special thanks for additional support / supplies from Kunes Auto Group, Urban Triage, and The House Inc.

Serving the greater Madison Area, The Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway has provided more than 1600 Backpacks with supplies in the last 5 years! This Years 5th Annual event is placing 450+ Backpacks into the community!

Eligibility and Supplies Included

  • Elementary and middle school aged children (Grades 4K-8) enrolled in MMSD (Madison Metro School District) / Greater Madison Area
  • Am Average of 25/30 Supplies included 

Submit through Community Organizations with priority placement: 

Urban Triage
Briarpatch Youth Services
The House Inc
608-299-4128 608-251-1126 608-203-6490


Families can also submit direct at 

  • Submissions open 12 Noon on August 1st through 12pm on August 18, 2023
  • Fulfilled Submissions will be notified via Email on or before 11:59pm Monday August 21, 2023 
  • Up to 3 Submissions per household (Duplicate entries / Address not accepted)




Donations of school supplies and or backpacks accepted through August 25th.  

If you would like to make a donation please contact


items in need – #2 Pencils, Crayons, Markers, Spiral Notebooks, 2 pocket folders, Large Pink Erasers, glue sticks, box of tissues, composition notebooks and rulers.


How Do I Know If My Submission Can Be Filled / Was Selected? 

  • Public submissions that can be filled will be notified via Email on or before Monday August 21, 2023 & will also receive an Eventbrite Ticket For their family to attend the pick up event
  • Community Organization Submissions will receive an Eventbrite Ticket via email from 93.1 JAMZ for their family to attend the pick up event.  


Backpack /Supply Pick up

The Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway is hosting a community celebration on Sunday August 27th at The High Noon Saloon from 2pm – 4pm.  Families can bring kids down to the celebration to pick out backpacks and supplies. The Madison Reading Project and The Kona Ice Truck will be on site, alongside Madison’s own UFC / Power Slap Competitor “Cameron Bates’ ‘ will be there doing pics/autographs!


  •  Admission to the event requires an FREE Eventbrite ticket provided ahead of time!

Sunday – August 27 2024

The High Noon Saloon
701 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703