Cradles to Crayons' 13th Annual Ready for School Backpack-A-Thon®

Friday, August 2, 2019, at Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center
1350 Tremont St, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

800+ Volunteers | 42,500 backpacks | Local media personalities | Box Lunch 
For more information on how your company can join our effort, please contact Katie Amoro at

Support Our 2019 Backpack-A-Thon

This high-energy and high-impact event presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, BrightSphere Investment Group, and TJX Companies Inc., on Friday, August 2, will bring together more than 800 volunteers to fill 42,500 backpacks in less than four hours. Backpacks will be filled assembly-line style with all the new school supplies a child needs to be ready to learn on the first day of school!

After celebrating a day of successful teamwork, Backpack-A-Thoners can sit back and enjoy lunch while hearing about the incredible ways this annual event touches the lives of thousands of local children through our network of more than 144 Service Partners. Corporate partners are critical to the success of this program and we welcome the opportunity to work together on customizing a Ready for School partnership to meet company goals.

13th Annual Backpack-A-Thon Supporters

Check out the video to see what you can be part of!