Organizations: Businesses, Nonprofits, Clubs and Classes

Help Watauga County kids start school feeling confident and prepared.

Help local parents that are working hard to make ends-meat receive the relief they so desperately need!

Help Teachers by providing the tools they need to lead our children to succeed.

In our first year we were amazed to serve of 500 children with school supplies, backpacks, lunch, information and haircuts.  This year, we expect attendance to double.

Sponsor the Back 2 School Festival

Your financial assistance can go a long way!

Title Sponsor: $1500

  • “Presented By: “ on all banners and print publications and in media
  • Banner in prime placement at the festival
  • Thanked in media: Radio, News Paper, TV interviews
  • Prime Placement, Logo and Business Profile on Website
  • Promoted in social media
  • Activity Booth if Requested
  • Allowed to distribute appropriate merchandise with logos or branding

Grand Sponsor: $1000

  • Full Size Logo and link with profile on Website
  • Banner in prime placement at the festival
  • Thanked in media: Radio, News Paper, TV interviews
  • Preferred Placement, Logo and Business Profile on Website
  • Promoted in Social Media
  • Activity Booth if Requested
  • Allowed to distribute appropriate merchandise with logos or branding

 

General : $500

  • Medium Logo and Link  on Website
  • Banner at the festival
  • Promoted in Social Media
  • Activity Booth if Requested
  • Allowed to distribute appropriate merchandise with logos or branding

 

Small Business Sponsor: $200

  • Small Logo placement on Website
  • Activity Booth  at the Festival if Requested
  • Allowed to distribute appropriate merchandise with logos or branding

B2SF Bookbag

The Cost of School Readiness

The National Retail Federation published a survey stating that the average parent with school-aged children spends over $600 per year on back-to-school clothing, supplies and gear.  These numbers are down from years past.

“This was truly one of the best things I have helped with in my career :) I love Boone! Thank you for making this such an incredible community to live in!” Angela McMann of the WYN

Volunteer

Donate Now

Please be sure to register so we can properly thank you for your support! 

Host a Collection or Donate Supplies

Host a Collection:  Help Us “Pack the Bus” with School Supplies for the Festival.

We will provide PDFs for a B2SF Collection Poster as well as flyers and other print materials you may need.   If you communicate the dates of your collection effort we can lend you our Bus (wagon) to collect supplies in and will help you advertize the collection through our website and facebook and other social media.

  • Encourage customers or Employees to purchase items to help you.
  • Hand out flyers telling people where the actual “Pack the Bus” event is and offer discount on supplies
  • Use the collection as an incentive for customers to come take advantage of a new program or service you are offering.
  • Collect money to purchase a hard-to-get item

Donate Items:  Chose to purchase a bulk amount of a hard-to-get items OR donate items with your logo that you may already have on hand (“swag”).

  • Items we need:  Backpacks, scissors, headphones, dry-erase markers, highlighters, post-it notes, water bottles, chap stick, hand sanitizer, tissues and paper towels, towels, hats.
  • Churches are strongly encouraged to collect Backpacks.

“My husband just passed away so we moved to Boone to be closer to family.  We are completely starting over.  I don’t know what I would have done without this event to help us with school supplies! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.” (with tears flowing)

Mother of Three

Host a Booth or Provide Volunteers:

Activity Booths Cost $75 to rent and are an opportunity for you to share information about your agency services with the community.  You can indicate you would like to rent a booth in the registration form.  We ask that any information at booths be respectful and family appropriate.  We encourage you to provide an activity so you can interact with families.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BEING A SPONSOR OR RENTING A BOOTH, PLEASE CONTACT:  Amber Bateman: quietgivers@gmail.com or Angela McMann: mcmanna@westernyouthnetwork.org.

Please register to help in any of these ways

Register Today

As we were packing up after the festival a tough looking man came in with his son.  His hair was pulled into a ponytail, he had a bandana, dark eyeliner, ripped jeans and a muscle shirt and tattoos.  He recognized one of his old friend’s from his stay at the Hospitality House and exchanged warm greetings.  You could see their disappointment when they realized we were packing up but we offered to help his son get the supplies he needed.  After looking through his supply list we quickly returned with a backpack full of supplies – whatever we could pull together.  Dad looked at us with tears in his eyes as he received the backpack for his eager son.  This festival provides relief that is priceless for parents that are working hard to supply for their children’s needs.

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in helping with the Back 2 School Festival