Backpack Attack!

Saturday, August 3rd, 9:00 am - Noon


Backpack Attack 2024

Helping Kids Succeed

Join Us for our Annual Backpack Attack Event!

Event Date:

  • Saturday, August 3rd
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pickup Locations:

  • Decatur Family YMCA
  • Old King's Orchard Community Center
  • John's Hill Magnet School
  • Boys and Girls Club of Decatur

Event Overview: Get ready for the school year with Backpack Attack 2024! We're excited to distribute 2,000 school supply-filled backpacks to elementary students in Decatur and Macon County. This event is made possible by our dedicated community partners, including the Macon County Health Department, CHICO, Walk It Like We Talk It, and Junior Welfare Association.

What to Expect:

  • Free Backpacks: Each backpack is filled with essential school supplies to ensure every student is prepared for the upcoming school year.
  • Multiple Pickup Locations: Convenient locations across Decatur to make it easy for you to collect your backpack.
  • Community Support: Join a community that cares about the success and well-being of our students.

Important Information:

  • Students Must Be Present: To receive their backpacks, students must be present at the pickup location.
  • First-Come, First-Served: Backpacks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until supplies last.

Additional Details: Stay tuned for more information and updates about the event. Follow us on social media and check our website regularly for any new announcements.

Get Involved: Want to help? We are always looking for volunteers and donations to support this initiative. Contact us at to learn how you can contribute.

Contact Us: For more information, feel free to reach out to us at 217-872-9622 or visit our courtesy desk at Decatur Family YMCA.

Let's work together to ensure every student starts the school year equipped and ready to learn. We look forward to seeing you at Backpack Attack 2024!

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