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Back to School Clothing Drive 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Back to School Clothing Drive, which has provided school supplies and clothing to more than 535,000 students since 1967, has rescheduled its 50th anniversary at the Golden Masquerade Gala to Saturday, January 20, 2018 from Oct. 28 due to scheduling conflicts.

The event will take place at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue, where the 2017 Champions for Children will be recognized. They are Brian Mueller, Grand Canyon University; Jerry Wissink, BHHS Legacy Foundation; James R. Rice, Alhambra Elementary School District (retired); and Kenneth Jacobson, Avnet. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception, silent auction and raffle. Dinner, live auction, 50th-year appeal and awards begin at 7:30 p.m. Dress is masquerade attire or black-tie optional. Individual tickets are $175. Tables of ten are $1,750 and sponsorship opportunities range from $2,500 to $25,000. To become a sponsor or purchase tickets, visit, call (602) 256-9408 or email [email protected].

The Back to School Clothing Drive serves 25,000 students every year at more than 260 Title 1 public elementary schools. Since 1967, more than 2.1 million uniforms have been distributed. More than 3,000 volunteers donate over 350,000 hours to the effort every year. For more information, visit

Celebrating it’s 50th year of serving Valley school children, Back to School Clothing Drive ( provides new school uniforms and outfits, backpacks and school supplies to children in need. Through its three programs, the New Clothes, New Beginnings Distribution; Student Attire for Education Matching Grant and Online Retail Store; and Stitches of Love, more than 25,000 kids attending over 260 Title 1 public elementary schools in 40 school districts benefit from its programs annually.


Saturday, January 20, 2018
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(602) 256-9408


Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, United States
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