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Thank you to our 2019 Back-to-School Celebration Sponsors! 

Sponsors, volunteers, and community partners make it possible for us to help more than 3,000 Boston-area students start the school year off right. Thanks to their support, The Salvation Army Massachusetts Division was able to distribute backpacks full of much-needed school supplies and hygiene products at our 8th Annual Back-to-School Celebration on Thursday, August 22, 2019 with Garden Neighborhood Charities the philanthropic arm of the TD Garden, and The City of Boston.

This year's event was held 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 becausethey 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 joinedtogether for fun and festivities and receive a backpack filled with school supplies! Children shoot hoops, play Bruins ‘slapshot’, and interact through other fun activities. Additionally, they enjoyed a broad range of ‘child friendly’ booths and a Touch-a-Truck featuring a school bus from Boston Public Schools and a firetruck from the Boston Fire Department!



Valedictorian Sponsor: TD Garden


Senior Sponsor: Boston Bruins Foundation 


Freshman Sponsor: Internet Essentials from Comcast


Orientation Sponsor: Eversource 


Media Sponsor: Boston 25 Cares


Want to Help? Become a Sponsor or Volunteer
Please contact Cassidy Bowers at 339-502-5853 to learn more. 

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

To volunteer, email

View photos from our 2019 Back-to-School Celebration:



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