July 14, 2021
TD GARDEN AND THE SALVATION ARMY OF MA TO HOST 10th ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL DISTRIBUTION
Registration* is now open for the 2021 Back-To-School Celebration hosted by TD Garden Neighborhood Charities, The Salvation Army of MA and City Of Boston. Register for assistance for you and your family at www.salvationarmyma.org/backtoschool or by calling 339-502-5885. Click HERE for printable version of the Save-The-Date.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: The Salvation Army Boston Kroc Center, 650 Dudley Street | Boston, MA 02125
WHAT: This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Salvation Army of MA teaming up with TD Garden's charitable arm, Garden Neighborhood Charities, to host an outdoor backpack distribution and an optional COVID-19 vaccine clinic. All registered students in grades K-12 will receive a backpack filled with grade-appropriate supplies, in addition to a new coat, clothing and library book. Please note, masks and physical distancing are required for this event.
WHY: TD Garden has been providing backpacks filled with supplies for Boston-area students for the past decade. In partnership with the City of Boston and The Salvation Army of MA and with some help from the Boston Bruins Foundation and the Boston Celtics, Garden Neighborhood Charities makes it its mission to provide a fun, encouraging and celebratory atmosphere every year at the Back-To-School Distribution. For students whose families cannot afford supplies, coming to school unprepared can create social and emotional challenges, in addition to putting kids at a disadvantage for learning. This event provides a positive experience while playing a crucial role in the academic and personal lives of children.
*Reminder, all families must pre-register for this event.