StreetWise Backpack Day!

We all love to laugh at a silly joke, but it’s no laughing matter for an at-risk child to start school without the supplies they need.

But YOU can help change that.

We’d love for you to join us July 18 – 19 at our Back to School event. StreetWise Georgia will provide a new backpack filled with school supplies for over 400 students in need in the Gwinnett County area. Plus, we’ll have our Cedars Closet clothing market open and available for our clients to shop for back-to-school clothing for FREE.

Want to be a part of the fun? Whether you purchase items directly from our Wish List or donate directly to our backpack fund, you’ll make a huge difference in the life of a child in need.

  • We’ll keep the Wish List updated so you’ll know what items we’re still wishing for – but we need ALL school supplies to be at StreetWise facilities by Wednesday, June 8.
  • Make sure you email by Tuesday, May 31 to let us know how you’re helping.
  • If you’re shopping for school supplies on Amazon, did you know that AmazonSmiles allows you to choose an organization, and Amazon will donate a percentage of every purchase to that organization when you shop? It’s a WIN-WIN! Click this link and start shopping today to double your impact.

We need 450 of each:

  • #2 Pencils, lead pack
  • Mechanical pencil pack
  • Chunky erasers – fun colors!
  • Pocket folders with brads (preferably a package of four folders)
  • Glue sticks
  • Black and white bound composition books
  • Spiral notebooks (wide ruled)
  • Spiral notebooks (college ruled)
  • Package notebook paper (wide ruled)
  • Package notebook paper (college ruled)
  • Highlighter pack – yellow
  • Ink pen package – an assortment of red, blue and black ink
  • Ruler (metric and standard)
  • Index cards – 3×5″ inch ruled
  • Facial Tissue Travel pack
  • Hand sanitizer (small)

Have more time than money to donate? Our volunteers are a vital part of what we do and we’d love your support. Just email us at to let us know you’re coming.

In 2021, we helped 200 kids in need get prepared for success in a new school year. Want to see the fun? Check out our Back To School Photo Gallery!

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