This year Merrick Community Services is once again hosting its Back To School Celebration – a free backpack distribution event for families on the East Side! To be able to pull this off we are going to need around 40 volunteers, split between two 3-hour shifts, to help distribute 1,000 backpacks filled with all the essential school supplies, on Saturday, August 21st. Please sign up for a role and shift using this form!

We have various volunteer roles for this event, such as registration, backpack distributers, produce and other supply distributers, and most importantly- traffic control! Please fill out the form below or call Larissa at 651-287-2092 A confirmation will be sent to you once we have you signed up. Refreshments will be provided.

Due to COVID-19, this will be a drive up distribution. Participants will drive up to the distribution tent located in the Merrick parking lot, a volunteer will ask for their information, and another volunteer will load their car with the backpacks. Masks will be optional for all vaccinated volunteers and staff working the event. We will have masks available for all volunteers if requested, we will also provide hand sanitizer and plastic gloves.