Back to School

Last year, 3,000 families attended Operation Back to School Chandler.

The East Valley Jewish Community Center is one of more than a dozen organizations participating in the fifth annual Operation Back to the School Chandler.

Chandler families with children who are in need of school supplies are urged to attend the event from 7-11 a.m., Saturday, July 22, at Chandler High School, 350 N. Arizona Ave.

During the event, eligible Chandler K-12 students can receive backpacks filled with supplies, shoes, uniforms, socks and underwear while supplies last, according to a press release from the city of Chandler. In addition, families can receive information on free after-school programs, giveaways and prizes.

To successfully obtain school supplies, families must bring the following to the event:

  • Previous report card or enrollment form to confirm attendance at Chandler schools or a current utility bill to confirm Chandler residency
  • Children must be present at the event
  • Parents and guardians must bring some form of ID

Last year, more than 3,000 families attended and 2,500 backpacks were distributed.

Buses for transportation to the event are available for Title 1 school families. Families must contact their Title 1 Parent/Teacher liaison for details.

Along with the EVJCC, Operation Back to School Chandler is organized by AZCEND, Chandler Unified School District, CARE Center, Fans Across America, CrossRoads Nazarene Church, city of Chandler Neighborhood Resources, ICAN, Boys & Girls Club, M.I.L.K., Goodwill, Dignity Health, LDS Church, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Special Devices, Gear-up Promotions, Chandler Service Club, Matthew’s Crossing and For Our City - Chandler.

For more information, visit backtoschoolchandler.org. JN

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