Join us for The Back-to-School Celebration
August 22, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Kroc Corps Community Center of Boston, 650 Dudley St, Boston

Garden Neighborhood Charities, the philanthropic arm of the TD Garden, will once again partner with The Salvation Army and The City of Boston to host the EIGHTH ANNUAL Back to School Celebration. This year the event will take place at The Salvation Army Kroc Corps Community Center in Boston. Studies have shown that children who do not have new school supplies at the beginning of the academic year often skip the first several important weeks of class because they are embarrassed and believe that they don't fit in with their peers. This event provides a positive experience while playing a crucial role in the academic and personal lives of these children.

Children and their loved ones join together for fun and festivities and receive a backpack filled with school supplies! Children shoot hoops, play Bruins ‘slapshot’ and interact through other fun activities. A broad range of ‘child friendly’ booths including anti-bullying, child nutrition, exercise, dental, emergency preparedness, and drug prevention booths will be available.

To register your children, you will need to bring in the following information to your local Salvation Army:

  • A valid government issued picture ID (license, passport, etc)
  • Current utility bill (home phone, gas, electric, cable and water) – proof of address
  • Birth Certificate or school record of each child aged 5-17 in your household
  • Proof of financial need (Mass Health Card, WIC, SSI approval letter, Current pay stub, etc.)

Quantities are limited and registration is based upon a first come first served basis.
Please determine which Salvation Army location to visit for registration based upon your zip code.

South End Corps | 1500 Washington Street, Boston | 617.536.5260
Please register at the corps on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm; Thursday from 9:00am-6:00pm.


Back Bay/Beacon Hill: 02108, 02114, 02116, 02117
Fenway/Kenmore: 02123, 02115, 02215
Central: 02109, 02210, 02111, 02112, 02113, 02123, 02134, 02135, 02163
South End: 02118

Boston Central Corps | 23 Vernon Street, Roxbury | 617.427.6700

Roxbury: 02119, 02120
Roslindale: 02131
Hyde Park: 02133, 02136, 02137
West Roxbury: 02132
Jamaica Plain: 02130

Chelsea/ East Boston Corps | 258 Chestnut Street, Chelsea | 617.884.0260 | Please call to make an appointment.

East Boston: 02128
Charlestown: 02129

Children's Learning Center | 26 Wales Street, Dorchester | 617.436.2480

Dorchester: 02122, 02124
Mattapan: 02126
Hyde Park: 02133

Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center | 650 Dudley Street, Dorchester
Please register at the corps on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-4:00pm and Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00pm.

Dorchester: 02121, 02125, 02127


Want to Help?
Sponsorship Opportunities are available! Please contact Cassidy Bowers at 339-502-5853 or with any sponsorship related questions.

Your support helps us provide children in need with essential school supplies!

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View photos and videos from our previous events below!

2016's 5th Annual Back to School Celebration:


Back to School Celebration 2015:

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TD Garden Staff Backpack Stuff-A-Thon

Boston Cable Highlights Video