Free Backpacks and School Supplies for a Great Start
Back-to-school can be a very expensive time for families. In order to help, Flat River Outreach Ministries (FROM) provides free backpacks and school supplies to families with school aged children living in the Lowell Area School District.
Ready, Set, Fill Those Backpacks!
Each year over 300 children come to FROM for our Backpack Distribution Program. Families register ahead of time so when they come on the distribution day, we have a variety of backpacks to choose from along with a packet of school supplies specific to their school and grade. Kids get to pick out their backpack from a variety of color and character options (that range by age and size) that will have them starting school in style. They come in with a smile, and they leave with new backpacks and school supplies, and a positive attitude.
Online Registration New for 2018!
Due to overwhelming response, the backpack program has already reached capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations at this time.
Thank you the Amway One by One foundation, donors from the Lowell community, and the many volunteers who invest their time and efforts to make this program possible.