This May, June, and July support the Miami-Dade community by donating packed backpacks with all the necessary school supplies to children from financially insecure backgrounds.

Many of you can remember the excitement you felt shopping for school supplies and mentally preparing for a new year with friends. For some adults in our community, this time is met with hesitancy and concern over being able to afford this additional monthly expense. For their children it is met with a fear of being singled out as the child with an incomplete backpack or missing supplies. Join us in helping these families during this time.

United Way Miami's monthly volunteer kit initiative is a remote volunteer option to obtain volunteer hours by assembling kits in the convenience of your home or organization.

To get volunteer hours for this activity, first purchase all materials needed to complete a kit, compile the kit, and deliver it to United Way Miami. Our team will take care of delivering them to a family in need.

Build as many kits as you wish. Receive 3 hours of community service for every 1 kit made.

One kit includes the following items:

(1) packet of 24 or more #2 pencils
(1) pencil case
(2) erasers
(1) pencil sharpener
(1) one inch 3-ring binder
(1) packet of 12 binder dividers
(2) pocket folders of different colors
(1) packet of washable markers
(1) packet of 4 dry-erase markers
(1) box of crayons
(1) packet of colored pencils
(2) highlighters of different colors
(1) pair of blunt tip scissors
(3) glue sticks
(1) composition notebook
(1) packet of wide ruled paper
(1) packet of index cards
(1) packet of construction paper
(1) 12-inch ruler
(1) child sized backpack
(1) pair of earbuds

**Please make sure that you bring an age-appropriate backpack with all items**
**Receive 3 hours of community service for every 1 kit made (letters must be requested)***

Kits will benefit individuals from our United Way Miami programs and Agency Partners.

Please drop-off kits at the front desk at United Way Miami-Ansin Building (3250 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33129). You can deliver Monday - Friday from 9AM to 5PM. Community service letters will be provided upon request and when drop-offs are conducted. If you have any questions about the letters or drop-off, please email Franchesca Alejo at



3250 SW 3rd Avenue
Miami, FL 33129

Starts:Wednesday, May 24, 2023 08:00 AM

Ends:Saturday, Jul 15, 2023 05:00 PM

Ms. Franchesca Alejo

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