Posts under this category serve to inform the general public and other BTSCD stakeholders.

Pay it Forward Telethon July 21! 

2021-10-07T10:02:09-07:00July 14th, 2021|Categories: News|

On July 21 Back to School Clothing Drive will be the beneficiary of Arizona’s Family “Pay it Forward” fundraiser. This is one of our biggest fundraising events of the year and we are so thankful for CBS 5/3TV’s  continued support. Of course, such events are only successful if people donate, so we are especially grateful for [...]

Fiesta Bowl Backpack Stuffing

2021-07-20T10:52:48-07:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: News|

History was made on May 7 at the Hyatt at Gainey Ranch when 1,000 backpacks were stuffed in under 15 minutes. It’s only natural for records to be set when dozens of highly competitive NCAA Division I football coaches challenge each other to bring it on! This particular event was part of The Fiesta Bowl’s inaugural [...]

Rotary Clubs Stuff 1,000 Backpacks!

2021-07-20T10:52:59-07:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: News|

More than 30 members of Arizona Rotary clubs and their student-led Interact Clubs needed just under two hours to fill 1,000 backpacks with school supplies at a special Back to School Clothing Drive event on April 25 at the American Furniture Warehouse in Glendale. The flurry of activity in a conference room overlooking the warehouse floor [...]

In Memoriam: Jim Ryan

2021-03-25T17:20:30-07:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: News|

It is with sadness and great admiration that we say goodbye to former BTSCD President Jim Ryan, a larger than life personality with a servant's heart who passed away on February 22, 2021, at the age of 77. “Jim was always passionate about kids. He was particularly passionate about helping at-risk kids,” said Diana, his wife [...]

New Clothes, New Beginnings in the Age of Covid19

2020-11-03T08:51:57-07:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: News, Stories|

If you’re familiar with Back to School Clothing Drive, then you know that we’re passionate about our mission: “To provide new school outfits and uniforms, backpacks, and school supplies to children in need.” You probably also know that one of the largest — and most well-known ways— we accomplish it is through our “New Clothes, New Beginnings” annual [...]

Luke AFB Back2School Bash

2020-07-24T10:56:42-07:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: News, Stories|

Thanks to a collaborative partnership with Fighter Country and Luke Air Force Base, Back to School Clothing Drive was happy to once again provide new school uniforms, backpacks, and school supplies to some of Arizona’s military families. This is the second year that we were able to meet this need and we are grateful for [...]

Stitches of Love Making Face Masks

2020-05-11T11:36:30-07:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: News, Stitches of Love|

WOW! You all are amazing! 15 of you sent me the number of masks that you had created and that total is 2,876! These were created for family, friends, neighbors, handed out to strangers, churches, Navajo Nation Health Care, maternity ward of Phoenix Indian Hospital,  Hospice of the Valley, Beatitudes Campus, Westminster Village, and Brinks.  If [...]

Experience Matters

2020-03-10T20:03:28-07:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: News|

Back to School Clothing Drive and Experience Matters have a strong, collaborative partnership that has strengthened the capacity of Back to School Clothing Drive.  Watch this video and learn how important Experience Matters has been to the success of our organization. Experience Matters Interviews For more information on Experience Matters, check here: https://experiencemattersaz.org

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