Providing essential supplies, clothing, and resources to Scottsdale students in need so they can start the school year with pride.
It costs the average family $1,320 per child for school supplies, technology, and extracurricular fees EVERY YEAR. Our goal is to reduce that burden.
The Back to School Program goal is to develop a broad partnership of city, school, non-profit, civic, faith and business organizations coming together to assist and support Scottsdale-based, Kindergarten through 12th grade, income-eligible students with essential school supplies, clothing and shoes.
With over 6,500 low-income students in the Scottsdale Unified School District, our goal is to reach each and every one of them to provide them with the back-to-school basics they need to be set up for a successful year. Currently this program has the capacity to enroll about 1,000 of these students which, while incredible as it has grown from just a couple hundred in its first years, there are still thousands of students who could benefit from this program. Every year we aim to reach more students than the year before and with your support we can make this happen!
Check out what the students will received for the 2021-2022 school year:
- A new backpack with binders and grade-appropriate school supplies
- A voucher for a new pair of Sketchers shoes provided by the Police Officers of Scottsdale Association (POSA)
- Socks, underwear, sports bras and a$25 Gift Card to Walmart for clothes provided by Scottsdale Community Partners
- Meals for children 0-17 provided by Scottsdale Unified School District Nutrition
- Goodie bag with books and crayons for children 0-5 provided by First Things First
- Dental smile bags provided by Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH)
- A voucher for a book to select and keep provided by Scottsdale Libraries
The Covid Impact
Throughout the year, Scottsdale Community Partners works diligently to source school supplies, backpacks, and clothing at reduced or clearance prices so we can collect a variety for the students to choose from. Typically, this is a shopping-style event but due to COVID this year we will be manually selecting items for each child, pre-packing their supplies, and providing a $25 Walmart gift card for them to shop for their own clothes. The gift card model for this year added a significant additional cost to the program. While we are confident we can return to the original format next year and use the supplies we have already procured, our goal is to make up this funding gap (and then some) as much as possible so we can grow the program to reach more students in need in 2022.
Thank you, Sponsors!
The number of students who were served in 2019, compared to 753 served in 2020. This was due to COVID and schools not being in session, making it difficult to reach families to enroll. In 2021 we are aiming for over 1,000 again!
I just wanted to take the time for you to say thank you so very much for helping my family and I in this wonderful time of year. I’m very grateful for family like you who have a heart and time for families like us. God bless you and your family and happy holidays, much respect.
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City of Scottsdale Partnership
For over 40-years, we have been working closely with the City of Scottsdale to develop, support, and expand human services programs for Scottsdale youth, families, and seniors.
History of our Organization
From the passionate vision of one woman dedicated to helping her community, to becoming a significant fundraising arm for the City of Scottsdale programs, see how Scottsdale Community Partners evolved to be who we are today and how we continue to grow.