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Legacy Connection Presents
Tri-State Legacy Backpack Buddies
"Dress Kids for Success"

We believe that every child should be given clothing that gives them confidence, school supplies to help them be successful, and shoes that can go the distance!


Our goal is to give every student in need the tools, educational supplies and clothing to walk into school feeling confident and ready to learn. Each student attending Backpack Buddies receives a backpack filled with school supplies, new uniform shirts, shoes, socks, and undergarments.

Eligible students, those living at or below the poverty level, are invited by their school to join the Backpack Buddies event. 


Things are changing for 2023, here is what to expect:

Parents, we want to be more accessible for you and your child.

This year each school will host Legacy Connection staff and volunteers to run mini-events. The events will be on different dates/times for each school, and the best news - you may not have to transport your child!**

**Some schools have elected to hold their Backpack Buddies event at their open house or during a weekend event - that information will go out in April to invited students!)


Students will still receive all the great items like in the past; however, we will be serving students at the end of July/August. 

What does this mean?

Parents - please plan and be prepared to have at least one school shirt on hand and the school supplies required for the first day. Many local thrift stores sell gently used shirts for as low as $1!

What else is changing?

We are limiting enrollment as we plan to return to the school mid-year. Ensure the school your child attends knows your child(ren) would benefit from attending.

Anything more?

These changes are different from prior years, but our goal remains to help our communities' families. Please work with us as we make this transition. It will look different, but we promise we will make it work! 

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