In 2005, our Club began providing new backpacks, filling each with school and hygiene supplies for students in need in our community. The Backpack Attack program has provided hundreds of school supply filled backpacks to local elementary, middle, and high schools each year. Over the past twelve years, many other community organizations, businesses, and churches have also begun to collect backpacks for students in need. Our community has truly stepped up to be of service and meet a need. We congratulate the efforts of such groups as the Salvation Army, Food for Thought, and our local school district. These programs are helping to meet the largest need in our community. As a result, the need for our Club to collect supplies has decreased.
Our Club will be conducting a limited Backpack Attack program in 2017. We will provide backpacks to selected organizations that have indicated they have a specific need. We are pleased that so many other groups are now collecting supplies and meeting the needs of students in our community. Our goal is not to duplicate efforts, but to rather be of service where needed.
If you are interested in donating, please contact us at (775) 297-4890 so that we can discuss what our current need is for backpacks and supplies. If our supplies are sufficient, we will let you know. If we need more backpacks and supplies, based on inquiries and requests, we will collect and provide those items for students. Our Club will continue to be of service where and when needed.
We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all those that have donated and contributed to our Backpack Attack program over the years. We especially thank the community businesses that have partnered with us over the years as donation drop off locations; Platinum Salon & Spa, Dick Campagni's Carson City Toyota-Scion, Marilyn Lewis State Farm Insurance, RCM Realty Group, and Jennifer Rust - Edward Jones Investments. Together, we have helped thousands of students and we thank you for all your support and help. Our community gets the job done and we thank everyone for their commitment to insuring all students in our community have what they need for the school year. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.