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.
Stuff the Bus
Back 2 School Campaign – Our goal is to collect over 6,000 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 17th thru July 30th 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 bring CRN the donations as the box gets full or at the end of the campaign.
Stuff the Bus: July 23rd we hope to fill 6 school buses parked strategically around metro-Atlanta with new book bags and school supplies. WSB TV Channel 2 will have their on air personalities at all six sites including one at WSB TV Channel 2. You might ever get to be on TV.
WSB-TV, 1601 W. Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta (Midtown) 30309 Positions filled
American Signature Furniture, 840 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW (Kennesaw) 30144 9:30 to 12:30 & 12:30 to 3:30
Kroger, 6555 Sugarloaf Parkway (Duluth) 30097 Positions filled
Kroger, 4550 Jonesboro Rd (Union City) 30291 9:30 to 12:30 & 12:30 to 3:30 still needed
Kroger, 2875 N Decatur Rd (Decatur) 30033 9:30 to 12:30 & 12:30 to 3:30 still needed
Northside Hospital-Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Dr. (Cumming) 30041 Positions filled
July 29th and 30th – Help sort and fill all of the new book bags we collected. On the 29th from 10:00AM until 4:00PM and on the 30th from 10:00AM until we are done, most likely 1:00 to 2pm. 10 Mansell Ct. East, Suite 150, Roswell, GA 30076
July 31st Day of Back 2 School Readiness –To cap off the campaign CRN holds its Day of Readiness, this year July 31st, at East Roswell Park in Roswell, Georgia. 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.
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 31st 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.