July 13, 2023

12th Annual Back-to-School Celebration Returns to TD Garden

BOSTON, MA (July 13, 2023) – TD Garden Neighborhood Charities — the philanthropic arm of TD Garden — along with The Salvation Army Massachusetts Division and the City of Boston are proud to announce that the 12th Annual Back-to-School Celebration will return to TD Garden on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to equip thousands of local students to go back to school. Qualified students and families in the Greater Boston area who are interested in registering should visit salvationarmyma.org/backtoschool. Pre-registration is required.

“We are grateful to The Salvation Army and The Salvation Army Boston Kroc Center for hosting the past three Back-to-School Celebrations while the arena was under summertime construction,” said Amy Latimer, TD Garden president. “Bringing families into the arena is such a unique and celebratory experience and we are thrilled for the event to return to TD Garden and help another 3,000 students have a successful school year.”

Along with support from the Boston Bruins Foundation, Garden Neighborhood Charities has donated 46,000 backpacks and more than $485,000 since 2012. This donation reflects TD Garden Neighborhood Charities and its partners’ commitment to equip students with all they need to be successful this year and well into the future.

“When thousands of Boston-area children head back to school this September, many will need assistance to start the school year off right. By providing school supplies for a child in need, we’re easing the financial burden parents experience at the start of the school year and helping boost kids’ confidence,” says Major Scott Kelly, General Secretary, The Salvation Army Massachusetts Division.