Back to School Campaign

Before school starts in the fall, CRN joins with community partners to collect school supplies for homeless children and get them ready to kick off the new school year.

 

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Back 2 School Campaign 2018 – Our goal is to collect over 6,600 new and filled book bags for homeless children living in shelters and group homes.

How You Can Help –

Conduct a Back 2 School drive in your office, neighborhood, church, social or civic organization. We can provide you with boxes, signs and fliers. We will have these materials ready to go in late June. We can bring them to you or you can pick them up at our Roswell office.

Pick Up Donations – We will have Back 2 School collections going on all over metro-Atlanta. We need volunteers to help deliver boxes as well as pick up and empty collection boxes.

Deliver Boxes to your Local Kroger – July 15th thru July 28th all metro-Atlanta Kroger stores will serve as a public drop off location for Back 2 School donations. We also need volunteers willing to be a site coordinator for these stores. Duties include checking on the collection boxes and bringing CRN the donations as the box gets full or at the end of the campaign.

STUFF THE BUS– July 21st

Kroger stores

  • 3425 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta 30311
  • 2875 North Decatur Road, Decatur 30033
  • 6555 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097
  • 6766 Hickory Flat Highway, Canton 30115

American Signature Furniture

  • 840 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

WSB-TV

  • 1601 W. Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta Georgia 30309

Clayton State University

  • Morrow, GA

July 27th and 28th – Help sort and fill all of the new book bags we collected. On the 27th from 10:00AM until we are done (4:00PM?) and on the 28th from 10:00AM until we are done, most likely 1:00 to 2pm. Location TBD.

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July 29th – Back 2 School Day of Readiness –To cap off the campaign, CRN holds its Day of Readiness in the Community Center at East Roswell Park, 9000 Fouts Road in Roswell, Georgia (Directions: CLICK HERE). Volunteers needed from noon – 7:00PM. This is the day the children will get their new and filled book bags, health screenings, haircuts, buffet meal, face painting, carnival games, and an overall stress free day of fun outside of their shelter/group home environment.

Please call or email Cliff Kinsey to get involved with these programs. Cliff.Kinsey@ChildRN.org or 770-649-7117.

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Day of Readiness

Every year CRN holds a the Back 2 School Day of Readiness to help over 3,000 homeless children prepare for the first day of school. This year it is July 30th at the East Roswell Park in Roswell Georgia. Volunteers are needed between noon and 7pm. Along with fun activities like dancing, moon jumps, and bead-making, Georgia State School of Nursing professionals are present to perform general health exams, sports physicals, eye exams, dental screenings and haircuts. A huge BBQ buffet is served and at the end of the day each child leaves with a new book bag filled with all necessary school supplies in hand- and a smile on their face.