DROP OFF BACKPACKS – Sunday, August 8
The North Coast Church annual Backpack Drive exists to help support local children without access to necessary school supplies by providing NEW back-to school items for the upcoming school year.
The goal of this drive is to set these children and youth up for success! As simple as it seems, a new backpack can have a profound effect on the life of a student and their family.
COLLECTION DAY: Sunday, August 8, 2021
This is a one-day event at all North Coast Campuses. Simply drop off your filled backpack at your campus during service times.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more info.
Monetary Donations: Yes, cash or check is always appreciated. The donations will be used to fulfill our backpack requests. Checks should be written to: North Coast Church, memo: Backpack Drive+Campus Name. You can also donate online.
DROP-OFF LOCATION: Vista Campus, 2405 North Santa Fe Ave, Vista
SPONSORING: Step Forward, Interfaith Oceanside, North Coast Families, North County Lifeline, Military Families, Pacific View Charter School, Solutions for Change, Gleening Field, Vista & Oceanside School Districts
If you are looking for a way to serve at the Vista Campus, consider helping us with the backpack drive. We need people to collect and sort backpacks.
Sign Up To Help Here
Questions: Contact Mary Bishop at [email protected] or (760) 724-6700 x234
DROP-OFF LOCATION: Fallbrook Campus, 1375 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook
QUESTIONS? Contact Danyelle Dale [email protected]
SPONSORING: Fallbrook Unified School District
If you are looking for a way to serve at the Fallbrook Campus, consider helping us with the backpack drive. We need people to collect and sort backpacks the weekend of the drive. Contact Danyelle at [email protected]
DROP-OFF LOCATION: Pauma Valley Campus, 32077 Community Church Drive, Pauma Valley
QUESTIONS? Contact Shawneen Burdick, [email protected]
SPONSORING: La Jolla Band of Indians, Rancho Corrido Campground Families
If you are looking for a way to serve at the Pauma Valley Campus, consider helping us with the backpack drive. We need people to collect and sort backpacks. Sign Up To Help Here
DROP-OFF LOCATION: Midweek Office, 12245 World Trade Dr. Ste G, San Diego
QUESTIONS? Contact Carlie at [email protected]
SPONSORING: Poway Unified School District
We encourage you to support a local school in your area and have some ideas on how to get started:
- Contact your local school and let them know you’d like to donate a backpack full of school supplies for children that are in need. Typically, the nurse, office manager or principals will know specific students that are truly in need and can give you an idea of their need.
- Find out when school starts and ask the school staff when the best time would be to deliver the packs. Typically, they prefer to have them prior to the start of school so that the child may come well prepared on their first day.
- Ask if they have a supply list for their school or for a particular grade. If not, feel free to check out the supply list under the Vista tab for a pretty comprehensive list that will suit most student’s needs.
- Determine how many backpacks you plan to fill. We estimate that is can cost $30 dollars and up for a complete pack.
- Finally, go shopping and deliver your pack.
Looking for another way to donate?
- Check out Operation Backpack.
- Or donate online to the Community Service Fund which will be used to fullfill more backpack requests.
Questions: Contact Trent at [email protected]
When do the backpacks need to be dropped off?
Sunday, August 8th, before and after church services. This event takes place at all North Coast Campuses.
What is the Backpack Drive?
North Coast hosts the annual Backpack Drive in order to collect new backpacks stuffed FULL of school supplies. The goal is to provide homeless children and the underserved population the proper school supplies to start the school year off right!
How does it work?
Each campus sponsors unique organizations with different needs. Simply check out the supply list on the Community Service website for your campus. Then, go shopping to purchase the items and bring the stuffed backpack full of school supplies on Aug 8th.
Who Receives the Packs?
North Coast partners with several North County organizations who distribute the packs to their clients and the children in need. Check out your campus tab for specific details.
Why are we doing this Drive?
North Coast believes strongly in giving back and having our members and community do the same. The best thing we can do is provide love and support to our kids as they go back to school. We pray this will help them be prepared while many are going back to school in-person this fall.
It’s super easy to donate online via your credit card. You can donate online here. The donations will be used to fulfill our backpack requests. Checks should be written to: North Coast Church, memo: Backpack Drive + Campus Name and dropped off at a campus or mailed to North Coast Church, 2405 North Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, CA 92084.
What type of donations are needed?
Ideally, we would like a backpack filled with all the suggested school supplies. Middle school/high school are the most overlooked age group, and if possible solid or gender neutral colored packs are preferred by most teens.
What organizations benefit from this drive?
Each campus will be sponsoring different organizations. Check out which organizations by clicking on a campus name above.
What items are on the supply list?
A list of the basic school supplies such as a backpack, binder, pencils, paper, paper, etc., for each age group. Please click on a campus name above to find the corresponding lists.
Can I donate gently used items, backpacks or supplies?
No, thank you! We would like to make sure these kids receive a really nice gift.
What age group has the greatest need?
Backpacks for middle school and high school are the most needed! The more neutral or solid colors are preferred amongst this age group vs. bright colorful backpacks. The gender-neutral colored packs are easier to distribute as well.
Do you need to know what age group the backpack is intended for?
Yes! Please mark the pack with “male or female” and the age or grade of the child in mind. Take a piece of paper or tape, and adhere it to the backpack with the information.
How do North Coast Church members get on list to receive a backpack?
Each campus sponsors specific community partners, but if individual North Coast members are in need, contact the “Member Care Coordinator” at your campus to get on the list.
Who may I contact for more details about the drive or if I want to help collect backpacks?
Vista: Mary Bishop, [email protected]
Carlsbad: Grace Chapman, [email protected]
Fallbrook: Danyelle Dale, [email protected]
Pauma Valley: Shawneen Burdick, [email protected]
Ramona: Emma McSwain, [email protected]
Rancho Bernardo: Carlie Hainline, [email protected]
San Marcos/Escondido: Austin Visser, [email protected]
Hillsboro: Robby Ballmeyer, [email protected]
Microsites/Other Locations: Trent Jenkins, [email protected]