Indianapolis Zoo
1200 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46222
United States

Event Description:

Since 1999, Indy BackPack Attack has been helping students get the tools essential to learn and be successful in the classroom by holding a 6-week school supply drive each summer with local businesses and organizations throughout the Indianapolis Metropolitan area. With help from local organizations, each year the Indy BackPack Attack collects and donates school supplies and backpacks for the children of Indianapolis Public Schools. Since 1999, we have collected over 6 million school supplies and helped tens of thousands of students start the school year with the tools necessary to help them succeed. 

Moving forward, we would like to raise enough supplies to help them when they come back from winter break as well. Teachers report that supplies are usually depleted in the classrooms by this time.  

Indy BackPack Attack School Supply Drive, a collaboration of local businesses, organizations and non-profits, whose mission is to collect school supplies to provide children the tools they need to succeed in school, will host its annual kickoff event on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 West Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46222. 

The kickoff event will take place in the Indianapolis Zoo parking lot.  During this event, participating businesses and organizations can pick up their collection drive supplies from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm for the 2017 School Supply Drive running through the 2017 summer seasom.  Captains will also receive their free Indy BackPack Attack t-shirt.  
It’s reported that 80% percent of families in the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) system need help with basic school supplies.  The mission of Indy BackPack Attack is to collect school supplies to provide children the tools they need to succeed in school. With the help of local organizations and businesses, Indy BackPack Attack has collected more than 3.5 million school supplies since 1999! 


Our kickoff event is June 19th from 7am-2pm at the Indianapolis Zoo. Here the organizations that have signed up to participate in this years drive will pick up their supplies which includes: bins, posters, and a t-shirt.


To sign up to participate in the 2017 Indy Backpack Attack or to donate click the link below