Over the past seven years we have partnered with Capital Gateway Apartments to host this community-wide event. One of our goals is to provide quality backpacks for students in grades pre-k-12. Each student receives one free 17'' backpack filled with loose leaf paper, pencils, spiral notebooks, composition notebooks, two-pocket folders, crayons and glue sticks. Another goal is to provide a completely free event for the family. We achieve this goal by providing free food for the family, free haircuts and braiding for the students, free health screens, games and prizes as well as a free mommy corner for mother's to be pampered! This year alone we served a total of 979 families and distributed 402 backpacks. To date we have served over 2,000 families!