For the Kid in All of Us is a 100% volunteer charitable organization that relies on corporate and individual contributions from the philanthropic community to fund operations and to achieve our mission of bridging communities to brighten the lives of Georgia’s children in need.
A garden cocktail party featuring delicious treats, live entertainment, and a silent auction - all benefiting the annual backpack and school supply drive for the beneficiaries of For the Kid in All of Us.
Admission is a 'virtual' backpack donation. $35 online / $45 at the door. Become a For the Kid Patron today and receive complimentary admission and access to VIP perks.
Musical entertainment by Unknown Lyric, catering by Zest. To become a donor or purchase general admission: https://getinvolved.forthekid.org/backpack13
For the past eight summers, we have hosted Backpack in the Park to collect backpacks and school supplies for Georgia’s children in need. All of the backpacks were donated to local non-profit organizations that serve children who would otherwise not have the school supplies needed for a positive, confident, fresh start to the school year.
Last year, we issued a challenge to some of Atlanta’s most socially responsible companies and groups to help us collect backpacks and school supplies. The 2012 Corporate and Group Backpack Challenge was a smashing success, with almost 1,500 filled backpacks collected by participating teams!
This year we’re raising the bar. Please help us double that number and collect 3,000 backpacks, each filled with the following supplies: Folders (6), Glue Stick (1), Spiral Notebooks (2), #2 Pencil, 12 Pack (1), Filler Paper, 150, Sheets (1), Crayons, 24 Ct (1), Pink Erasers (3), Colored Pencil, 12 Pack (1), Ruler (1), Index Cards, 3" x 5" (1 pk).
What’s the timeline?
The Corporate Challenge had its official kickoff on Monday, June 3. Your team will have eight weeks to collect as many backpacks as you can and then bring them to the Backpack Sorting Party at Cator Woolford Gardens at the Frazer Center on Sunday, July 28. Volunteers will stuff, sort and distribute the packs to our beneficiaries. There will be food and beverages and a great DJ!
How can we collect backpacks?
Is there a prize?
1) Great Publicity for Your Company Over the next two months, we will be spotlighting our Backpack Challenge competitors on our website and social media sites. All of our supporters will see that your company or group is helping to brighten the lives of Georgia’s children in need. Additionally, Challenge teams that attain sponsorship status (see below) will be listed as Sponsors on our website and in all of our public communications throughout the year.
2) Corporate Sponsorship Status Gather a minimum of 50 backpacks and earn sponsorship status which includes tickets to the BackPack in the Park Garden Party to be held on Sunday, July 28th at Cator Woolford Gardens following the BackPack Sorting Party, and VIP tickets to the 11th Annual Toy Party and Silent Auction to be held on Sunday, December 8th. Sponsorship levels and number of tickets earned for each event are as follows:
3) Grand Prize VIP Treatment at the 11th Annual Toy Party and Silent Auction
The group that collects the most filled backpacks will receive an additional 8 VIP tickets to the 11th Annual Toy Party and Silent Auction, Atlanta's premier holiday cocktail party and toy drive.
Ready to join the Challenge? Please email us at email@example.com to join.