Backpacks & School Supply Give-Away

September 2, 2023
5 P.M. - 7 P.M. 

Why Are We Giving Away School Supplies?

Arborway Community Church is a church that wants the best for our Jamaica Plain and he surrounding neighborhoods. We want to see children and families flourish! We also know that this time of year can be expensive and difficult for a lot of families. We are partnering with Boston's parents to get kids ready for the school year.

The Backpack

Each backpack that you reserve is either a 17 inch or 18 inch dome zipper bag. They are made out of a durable canvas vinyl material. We have several different styles and you will be able to choose the backpack that works best for your student. Show up early for more choices.

The School Supplies

Each backpack is filled with 45 different school supplies that will packaged in a plastic bag inside the backpack. The contents are listed below.
  • 10 Piece Box of Crayons
  • 1 Sharpener
  • 2 Glue Sticks
  • 1 Pencil Case,
  • 5 Pencils
  • 4 Erasers
  • 5 Pens
  • 4 Two-Pocket Folders
  • 3 Highlighters
  • 1 Ruler
  • 5 Piece Colored Pencils,
  • 1 Scissor
  • 2 Spiral Notebooks
  • 1 Composition Notebook

The Whole Kit

All together we hope that these supplies will help get your kid (or kids) started on the school year. Most of our backpacks come in black, green, red, and blue. Come early to get first choice on color.

How it Works


Register for one or more of our 75 free backpacks on our registration site. Backpacks are limited so please only reserve what you need and if you reserve a backpack, please show up to get it or let us know you will not be able to make it.

Come to Mozart Park

To pick up your backpack(s), please travel to Mozart Park on September 2. Arrive between 5 PM and 7 PM. Look for signs, a table, and a group of people with green Arborway shirts on.

Grab Your Backpack, Stay for a movie if you Want

Give us your name, and we will provide your reserved backpack(s). We have a limited amount and probably will not be able to provide more than you registered for. After you picked up your backpack, we would love for you to stay for our free family movie night at the park.

Backpack Pick-Up Information

Date: September 2
Location: Mozart Park in Jamaica Plain
Time: 5 P.M. - 7 P.M.
Cost: FREE! But registration is required for us to save you a backpack.