Richland County Children's Auxiliary
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The Backpack Program

How it works

The Richland County Children’s Auxiliary utilizes its funds to begin purchasing backpacks in late September or October at discount prices. Some school supplies are donated by local businesses; however the majority is purchased in bulk. Crossroads Church spearheads the assembly of the 2,000+ backpacks by gender and grade level. Each year the Auxiliary determines how the backpacks will be distributed.


How Can I Help?

  • You can make a donation here:

  • We gratefully accept donations of new backpacks and school supplies.

How Can I Receive Help?

  • Families are unable to apply or refer themselves for this program.