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2019 BACKtoSCHOOL Campaign surpasses goals

More than 1,500 students will have backpacks full of school supplies, thanks to support from individuals and organizations during this year’s BACKtoSCHOOL Campaign. This year’s results (1,585 backpacks full of school supplies) far surpassed our goal of 1,000 backpacks, and will benefit hundreds of families Avivo serves.

One family models the face painting provided by volunteers at this year's Wells Fargo Backpack Giveaway, held at North Mississippi Regional Park
One family models the face painting and a backpack provided by volunteers at this year’s Wells Fargo Backpack Giveaway, held at North Mississippi Regional Park.

This year’s drive featured individual donations, business and organization donations, and two major nonprofit and corporate giving days. Hundreds of backpacks were donated at this year’s United Way Action Day and Wells Fargo’s backpack giveaway at North Mississippi Regional Park.

Two backpack recipients at Wells Fargo's Backpack Giveaway event for Avivo program participants and their families.
Two backpack recipients model their backpacks received at this year’s Wells Fargo Backpack Giveaway event.

Thanks to all of these organizations and businesses who participated and donated:

  • Air Liquide
  • Enterprise
  • Global Traffic Technologies
  • Greater Twin Cities United Way
  • Harrington + Associates Plastic Surgery
  • Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown
  • Martin Williams Advertising
  • Mead & Hunt
  • MSP Air and Ocean
  • Target
  • U.S. Bank
  • Walser
  • Wells Fargo

In addition to businesses and organizations, there were a number of individuals who made donations as well. Thanks to these individuals who participated and donated:

  • Wayne Faris
  • Anne Hable
  • Stephanie Tower
  • Amy Kubista
  • Mallory Lind
  • Susan Burke
  • Erik Aamoth
  • Devona Wells
  • Emilee Jacobson
  • Ginny Levi
  • Lindsey Feld
  • Richard Berg

Thanks to everyone who helped this year’s BACKtoSCHOOL Campaign surpass all goals and give Avivo families the help they need for a great start to school!