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Tri-State Backpack Buddies is now
"Connection Express"

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 invited onto the "Connection Express" - our mobile Backpack Buddies program receives a backpack, shoes, socks, teeth kits, pants/shorts, school uniform shirts (during back-to-school kick off) and undergarments.

Eligible students, those living at or below the poverty level, are invited by their school to hop on the bus to get the items they need to be successful.

Scroll to the bottom to see participating schools. 

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New for 2024 - 

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

Moving forward, Legacy Foundation will utilize the "Connection Express" to provide school essentials to your child. Each school will be invited to sign up for the dates/times that work for them based on the school year. The best news is that no transportation is required of you! 

Students will still receive all the great items like in the past; however, we will serve students throughout the school year directly at the school. No more events!   

What does this mean?

Ensure the school your child attends knows your child(ren) would benefit from attending. We have had to limit enrollment to serve kids more often. This means your child may not be selected to participate even if they have participated in the past. On the flip side, we have removed barriers to access to assist a broader audience. The need is great, and we try hard to provide services to as many kids as possible.

Anything else?

These changes differ 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! 

Participating Schools:

    • Academy of Builders Industries

    • Bennett Elementary School

    • Bullhead Middle School

    • Camp Mohave 

    • CRUHSD Academy

    • Desert Star Elementary School

    • Desert Star Middle School

    • Desert Valley Elementary School

    • Diamondback Elementary School

    • Fort Mohave Elementary School

    • Fox Creek Jr. High School

    • Laughlin Middle/High School

    • Mohave Accelerated Learning Center (Main and East)

    • Mohave High School

    • Mohave Valley Jr. High

    • Needles High School

    • Needles Middle School

    • River Valley High School

    • Sunrise Elementary School

    • Topock Elementary 

    • Vista Colorado Elementary

*If your school is within the geographic area, and you don't see it listed above, please reach out. 

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