IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN BACKPACKS
ICNA Relief DFW’s Back2School Event Makes a Difference
ICNA Relief DFW has been hosting Back2School Backpack distributions for a decade in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Thousands of families rely on our distributions every year to ensure their children are well-prepared for the coming school season. But, really, it’s about more than backpacks. ICNA Relief knows how difficult it can be for children in poverty to feel welcome, excited, or motivated to learn when they have to wear their poverty on their sleeves. We want to change that. So this year, we took one small step and hosted our very first Back2School Mega Event!
Our First Annual Back2School Mega Event took place on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at Fair Oaks Park in Dallas and Masha’Allah! What a tremendous success it was! At ICNA Relief, we believe children need confidence and good hygiene the moment they step into the classroom, so we provided free hygiene kits, plus professional haircuts and styling; Parents need to feel healthy and stress free, so they can help their children manage their schoolwork, so we offered free medical screenings. But that’s not all!
To truly get the children excited to learn, we ran a coloring & writing contest and offered the participants fantastic prizes like brand new bikes, tablets, art kits and much more. And not only did the top three children in every category get one of these fantastic prizes, every single child who entered received a gift. We gave out over 100 amazing prizes during this event and were rewarded with hugs and smiles all around. All in all, thanks to the dedication, duaas and support of our fantastic volunteers, sponsors, donors and community members like you we were able to distribute almost 1,000 brand new backpacks with supplies; provide over 300 hygiene kits, 100+ free health screenings, 60 haircuts and styles, and over 100 fantastic gifts and prizes!
Additionally, during the course of this campaign, we distributed at over 20 sites and provided brand new backpacks and supplies for over 4,000 needy children in the DFW area! It is our mission to ensure that every child goes to school well-prepared and confident and with your help, we have come a little closer to realizing that goal. Thank you for your continued support.