Get Help

The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida tries to help as many kids and families as possible each year with their back-to-school needs. If you and your family are in need of our help this year, please join us at our Big Backpack Event.

The first 2,000 Lee County elementary school children ages 5-12 will receive a free backpack and school supplies that include notebook paper, crayons, pens, pencils, folders, and glue. The more money we raise, the more children we can help.

  • Children must be present with an adult or guardian to receive the free supplies and backpack.
  • No registration or proof of income necessary
  • Backpacks and school supplies will be given away on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.
If you are unable to attend the Big Backpack Event to get the help you need, we suggest calling the United Way 211 hotline to ask for help. The United Way works with hundreds of area agencies and nonprofits that may be able to help. For more information contact info@multicultural-centre.org

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