2019 SBC Backpack Give Back Program - Small Business Council of Rochester

2019 SBC Backpack Give Back Program

backpackThe SBC of Rochester is excited to kick-off our fourth annual SBC Cares Backpack Give Back program! We have had tremendous response from the community in the last three years and are now looking to exceed our previous goals!

With an overwhelming 52% of children in Rochester area living in poverty, the purchase of school supplies will be a burden. The goal of the SBC Cares Backpack Give Back program will be to provide 1,500 students with backpacks filled with school supplies for the upcoming year. With your help this program will ensure they have the tools they need to succeed in the classroom this fall.

Here’s How You Can Help!

  1. Build a Backpack: Rally your company and commit to building Backpacks containing the requested items.
    NOTE: We will provide the Backpacks you just need to purchase the supplies. 

    Contact Jayni Woods (see below) to arrange the pick up of your Backpacks at the following location during normal business hours M-F.

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    RW Dake Construction
    100 Bluff Dr.
    East Rochester, NY 14445

    *Commit to building more than 40 backpacks and we will drop them off to your company.
  2. Buy A Backpack: make a monetary donation of a minimum of $50 to cover the approximate cost of one Backpack; a donation of any amount is appreciated.



Backpack Drop Off

Special thanks to RW Dake for providing space for the Backpack collection. Please drop off your filled Backpacks on August 7, 2019 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at: 100 Bluff Dr. East Rochester 14445

Volunteers from the SBC will deliver the Backpacks to children in need. Below are some organizations we have been able to help in previous years, thanks to the communities overwhelming response.

  • Rochester Habitat for Humanity
  • Salvation Army
  • Mission Share
  • Bivona Child Advocacy Center
  • Baden Street Settlement
  • Volunteers of America (Camp Heroes Program)
  • Cameron Community (Ministries)
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Catholic Family Center


Thank You to Our Sponsors:

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 For more information about Backpack Give Back contact Jayni Woods at 585-256-4619 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.