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Chandler Back to School Drive 2017

Crossroads is again collaborating for the 5th Annual Back to School Drive – Chandler!!

Chandler non-profits and faith organizations are collaborating to collect school supplies for over 4,000 Title I Kindergarten – 12th grade students. Students in the Chandler Unified School District who are in need can receive stuffed backpacks/supplies, shoes, uniforms, socks and underwear (as they last). There will also be information on FREE after-school programs, FREE giveaways, and FREE PRIZES!!

Crossroads has received a donation of 100 backpacks that we will be filling with school supplies for kindergarten – 2nd grade students. Donations will be accepted at Crossroads Sunday, June 11thth – Sunday, July 9th.  Collection Containers will be located around campus.  

Check out our supply list below and pick up a few extra items to help students start the school year right!  If you would like to make a financial donation to help with this project, please make your check payable to Crossroads Nazarene and mark “Back To School Drive” in the memo section on your check. 


Your volunteer help is needed on Crossroads campus, and at Chandler High School.  There are several opportunities and ways in which you can volunteer! Volunteers are needed to help count and sort supplies, stuff backpacks, and transfer them in the days leading up to the distribution event.

1. Set-up and stuff backpacks July 11 in Ministry Center 103. Pizza & drinks provided.

2. Organizing and sorting the supplies and back packs in the days leading up to the event (held off church campus – 1000s of supplies and backpacks).

3. Volunteers are also needed for the day of distribution Saturday, July 22nd at Chandler High School.

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Heidi Shirley-Hawes

On Crossroads Campus Opportunities:

1. Set-up and stuff backpacks Tue, July 11 from 12pm-2pm in Min Ctr room 101. 100 backpacks stuffed with supplies and marked as completed. Pizza & drinks provided. (May also load van for transport to distribution storage site.)

Off Church Campus Opportunities:

The sign ups and information for the following off campus opportunities are located online:

2. Organizing and sorting the supplies and back packs in the days leading up to the event (held off church campus – 1000s of supplies and backpacks). 

Mon, July 10th the For Our City and Chandler Unified School District is looking for help transporting the backpacks (loading and unloading).

July 13 (Thu), 18 (Tue), & 20 (Thu)  assistance is needed stuffing the backpacks

3. Day before Distribution Event Set up – fri, July 21 from 1pm-5pm help is needed setting up the socks, underwear and stuffed backpacks, plus anything else that needs to be done (at Chandler High School in the cafeteria).

4. Volunteers are also needed for the day of distribution Saturday, July 22nd at Chandler High School.

The sign ups for #s 2-5 are online (as noted above). There is also additional information regarding each event on line, which is helpful.

You can click on each section and it will open a “sign-up genius” with additional details & all the volunteer opportunities listed.

There are multiple places to sign up, so take a look and see which areas might be a good fit.

If you decide to help at the day of the distribution (big event), it is an EARLY show up time – like 5am. Be prepared for that!!

If you have additional questions, reach out to Heidi at


Heidi Shirley-Hawes

UPDATE!!! Monday’s 3-5 sorting at the church  is cancelled. If you planned on volunteering, please consider the 12-2pm on Tue to pack the backpacks. Thank you!!

Tim Morales

Hope & Grace Morales will be volunteering to set-up and stuff backpacks tomorrow at noon.

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