Every child deserves a great start

Help make sure every child has the start they deserve.

We can all agree that the most important thing we can do for children is to make sure they have what they need to thrive and learn. You can help that happen. Supporting the Back-2-Basics campaign this summer and fall.

Make a difference by:

  • Making a financial gift: Your gift helps meet the unique needs of a child and their family who need a helping hand. Gifts are used for school activity fees, ASB cards, emergency childcare, or an essential supply need.
    • Use the form below or mail your donation to Backpack Drive c/o Opportunity Council, PO Box 2134 Bellingham, WA 98227
  • Hosting a school backpack drive at your business. Collect a carload of supplies and bring it to our donation drop-off event
  • Donating a school backpack: every child, at every grade level, needs a backpack. Larger-sized, sturdy backpacks are especially needed. Pick one up at the next time you’re at the store — or pick up two. We’re happy to be partnering with Blue Skies for Children in Whatcom County and school districts in Island County to distribute backpacks to students in need.

Donate now to the 2023 Back-2-Basics Drive: