Schoolapalooza - August 15th 2024

A Back to School Extravaganza!

August 15, 2024
Crandall Park, GF

Bring the whole family to this back to school community event.  Get FREE back to school necessities for all grade levels!

No need to pre-register or be from a certain school district - this event is open to everyone!

  • Get a Free Backpack and School Supplies*
  • Free Kids Clothing Closet*
  • Sports Equipment  & Book Exchange*
  • Food & Drinks sold by Open Door Mission
    (Proceeds to benefit their backpack program)
  • Bounce Houses & Games
  • Face Painting
  • Free Balloons, Popcorn & Ice Pops*

* first come-first served - while supplies last.

School Supplies:

Pre-K Backpacks:

  • Backpack donated by Fidelis Care
  • 1 Box 24 Crayons
  • Coloring Book

K-5 Backpacks:

  • Backpack donated by Fidelis Care
  • 10 Pencils
  • 1 Large Eraser
  • 1 Zippered Pencil Case
  • 1 Box 24 Crayons
  • 1 Pair Scissors
  • 1 Glue Stick
  • 2 Marble Notebook
  • 2 pocket folders

Middle/High School Backpacks:

  • Backpack donated by Fidelis Care
  • 2 Pens
  • 10 Pencils
  • 2 Highlighters
  • 1 package Loose Leaf Paper
  • 4 Pocket Folders (binder holes preferred)
  • 2 Spiral Notebooks
  • 1 Ruler

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Schoolapalooza FAQ

  1. What’s the catch? - No catch. We are just a bunch of Christian youth groups in the area that want to serve and help our community.
  2. Who can come? - ANYONE.
  3. What’s the cost? - There is NO cost for anything except the Open Door Grill. (All money raised is going to their Backpack Lunch Program)
  4. When are the school supplies handed out? - Every 15 minutes starting at 4:20pm.
  5. Do I need to register? - YES, we need a waiver signed for you to use the activities and rides. There is no pre-registration, the waiver is signed at either of the two registration tables.  One by the rec building, and one by the main parking lot.
  6. Does my child need to be there? - NO, If you know of a child in need, please take a backpack for them.  We ask that you wait until the end of the event to take more than 2 absentee bags.
  7. What if I don’t want school supplies? - You will still need to register & get a bracelet to use the activities and rides.
  8. What happens if I leave before school supplies are given out or before my registered time? - Visit one of the churches listed at one of the Post Event Pickup Times.  (while supplies last)
  9. What if the supplies run out? - Leave us your name and phone number and we will have a Converge Youth Group contact you about getting school supplies.
  10. Where are the bathrooms? - At the rec building next to the amphitheater, inside.

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