Backpack Giveaway

The 11th Annual Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway is presented by the Mountain View Community Center

Saturday, August 22, 2020 • 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon

at three community locations in Edgewood, Milton, Fife

  • City of Edgewood • 2224 – 104th Ave E, Edgewood WA 98372
  • Milton Activity Center • 1000 Laurel St, Milton WA 98354
  • Fife Public Schools Admin Ctr • 5802 – 20th St E, Fife WA 98424

Students must be present to receive a backpack.

More information is available from the Mountain View Community Center at or 253-826-4329.

Dear Community Member,

Each year Mountain View Community Center hosts a Back-to-School event to provide students in the Edgewood, Milton, Fife, and Puyallup communities with backpacks and supplies for the coming school year. We would like to invite you to help us reach our goal of collecting 1,000 backpacks so that we may serve all students in grades K-12 who have a need.

This year, as we are all unsure of what school attendance is going to look like in the fall, it is so important to give these children something that will be theirs, that represents education, and allows them to feel a sense of comfort, in an uncertain time.  In order to adapt to the current crisis, we are filling the backpacks with fewer school supplies and providing comfort items and necessities as well. Some of the items include:

  • New socks.
  • Toiletries (travel size toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.).
  • Activity item (deck of cards, coloring books w/ crayons, puzzles, etc.).
  • School supplies (notebooks, pencil packs, crayons ONLY).

The event will be on Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, and families will be able to go to their area community location to pick up their backpacks.

We welcome the chance to promote your company as part of our mission and celebration.  All sponsorships will include company name on all promotional materials including our website and day of event signage. Please kindly send your donation by August 15, 2020.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • For $2,500.00 we can purchase 250 backpacks.
  • For $1,500.00 we can purchase 150 backpacks.
  • For $750.00 we can purchase 75 backpacks.
  • For $500.00 we can purchase 50 backpacks.
  • For $250.00 we can purchase 25 backpacks.

For monetary donations, please visit: or to purchase items directly from our Amazon wish list.

Thank you in advance for your generous support! For volunteer opportunities, please contact Community Events Coordinator, Amanda Goetz at

Warm regards,

Jesie Holden
Executive Director
Mountain View Community Center

The Mountain View Community Center is no longer accepting donations of clothing.