Donations Needed for Annual Back-to-School Event in Coatesville


Anticipation is building for the annual Back-to-School Event in Coatesville on Friday, Aug. 4 from 3-6 PM at Scott Middle School, located at 800 Olive Street.

The community-wide effort is the product of more than 100 volunteers and 13 local organizations.

“Donations of school supplies, book bags, and gift cards are still needed,” said Jordan Crans, Executive Director of the Bridge Academy and Community Center.

“The day unites churches, individuals, agencies, and civic-minded businesses with a desire to provide book bags filled with school supplies for children in the Coatesville Area School District.

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“We’ve been fortunate each year to have community organizations hold collection drives for the event, and our hope is that readers will again organize efforts to help offset our costs.”

In 2016, smiles, excitement, and laughter filled the Coatesville community as 1,500 book bags were distributed, far exceeding the committee’s goal.

“But our aim was more than to provide book bags for students,” said Chaya Scott, Executive Director of the Coatesville Youth Initiative. “Our collaborative formed to create a day of celebration where students are empowered to begin the school year with all of the tools to help them succeed.”

Click here for more information on donations and volunteer opportunities.

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