As we reach the midpoint of summer vacation, BTSCD is kicking it into high gear preparing to host almost 4,000 students next month at Grand Canyon University. After two years of contingency plans, we’re so excited to be in person! 
Did you know the students who attend are selected by their schools or districts months in advance? This ensures we’re helping the families who need it the most. Another interesting fact is everything we give to the students is brand new — from the shoes, to the backpacks, to the handmade “Stitches of Love” items. We’re so grateful for the financial support that allows us to do this event, and I want to highlight some upcoming fundraising opportunities so that you can help us help our students. 
First, Amazon Prime Day is July 12-13. If you select Back to School Clothing Drive as your nonprofit of choice and shop at (or activate Amazon Smile in the app) we’ll get a small percentage of all of your purchases at no additional cost to you! Learn more here.

The following week, on July 20th, Arizona’s Family is featuring us in a “Pay it Forward” donation drive! This televised event is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and gives great visibility to our program. Make sure you and all your friends tune in to donate! We’ll send out more information and our donation QR code the week before the event. 

When you make your donation, I encourage you to consider becoming a recurring monthly donor. For as little is $15 a month —or about $0.50 a day— you can “Sponsor a Student” and help us break down the barriers to educational equality one child at a time. 
Lastly, save the date for our upcoming golf tournament on November 30 at the Arizona Biltmore. The weather will be perfect and it’s going to be a great time! 
As always, thank you for your loyal support. We’re in our 55th year of service and we wouldn’t be here without your generous support. 
Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @backtoschoolcd!