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With the 2021-22 school year fast approaching, Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid is launching the Second Annual Back to School Bash to make sure that ALL of our DC students are able to have the resources and support that they need to thrive. Building off the success of last year’s inaugural campaign, which reached over 425 students and families, our team hopes to support even more students this year.

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Students and families faced immense challenges during the 2020-21 school year: A gaping digital divide cutting the most vulnerable off from virtual learning, underinvestments in critical school resources and aging infrastructure, and a lack of access to the kind of supports needed for a successful school year.

These problems are not new — they are the result of years of structural and systemic injustice in the District. But we also know that the pandemic had an outsized impact on our most vulnerable students and families — our Black and Brown students and our immigrant students. And we know that as our communities transition back to in-person life, these inequities will persist unless we step up together to address them.

We need your help. Here’s how you can support students:


Why are we doing this?

This coming school year will be a major transition for our students, and they need our support and our love more than ever. Access to quality supplies will empower our students to excel in school without worrying about the basics. And providing our students with opportunities for recreation and health, as well as tutoring and academic supports, will help ensure that our students have a more successful school year! 


Last year we were able to provide more than 425 students backpacks full of school supplies and connected more than 200 students with caring virtual tutors and extracurricular opportunities. This year our goal is to double that impact!

If you have any questions, please reach out at b2sb@serveyourcitydc.org.

Every backpack will contain

  • Digital Device for Distance Learning

  • Headphones

  • Art Supplies

  • Books

  • Children’s Masks, Hand Sanitizer, Disinfectant Wipes

  • Pens

  • Graphite Pencils

  • Pencil Bag

  • Colored Pencils, Markers, Crayons

  • Calculators

  • Scissors

  • Water Bottles

  • Notebooks

  • White Board

  • Dry-erase Markers

  • Index cards

  • Pencil sharpener

  • Sticky notes

  • Highlighters

  • Tissues

  • Enrichment Program Material

  • Recreational Activity Equipment

  • Fidget Spinners

  • Snacks

  • Coloring Books

  • Cards

  • Activity Books

Sponsorship Levels

  • Family level: 4 backpacks - $1,000 - website thank you

  • Classroom level: 20 backpacks - $5,000 - newsletter + website thank you

  • Grade level: 50 backpacks = $12,500 - all above + logo on banner at outdoor event

  • School level: 100 backpacks = $25,000 - all above + special recognition at event

Big thanks to our sponsors!