According to the National Retail Federation, this year’s total back-to-school spending is expected to reach an all-time high. The increasing costs of essential items for students pose a risk to the financial stability of families. Raphael House needs the support of our community to help our students start the school year prepared and confident!
Low-income families living paycheck-to-paycheck must prioritize essentials like rent and groceries, and often struggle to purchase school supplies. Raphael House’s annual Back-To-School Drive provides children with the necessary new supplies to succeed in school and provides parents some relief on their expenses.
Help us meet our goal of raising $5,000 for our Back-to-School Fund! We know we can do it with your help!
Thanks to the support of our community, we are on track to exceed our backpack donation goal and have closed our Amazon list!
Other Ways to Support Our Drive
Donate Directly to Our Back to School Fund
Leave the Back-to-School shopping to us! Make an impact on Raphael House students by donating directly to our Back-to-School Fund. This fund enables Raphael House staff to purchase school supply kits, as well as support Raphael House’s programs and operations that provide shelter and supportive services to families experiencing homelessness. These services include preparing children for success during the school year through after-school and Saturday tutoring (currently, we are offering virtual tutoring) and extracurricular activities. Make a donation here.
Host a Fundraiser as an Individual or Company
Our Back-to-School giveaway is only possible through the support of our generous community. Hosting your own fundraiser for Raphael House is a fun and easy way to get involved with your family or company! To create a custom fundraising page visit this link and click start fundraising in the orange box, or contact Community Engagement Manager Kellen Sarver at [email protected].
Thank You for Supporting Raphael House Students!
We can only ensure Raphael House students start the school year prepared and confident with your help. Please send any questions to Community Engagement Manager Kellen Sarver at [email protected].