Backpack Giveaway

Empowering the youth starts in the classroom.


Some families cannot afford to pay for a backpack and the proper school supplies their children need. By giving them the backpack and school supplies they need we are able to help those children succeed beyond expectations. We want every child we give a backpack to have a fair chance to succeed like every other student in their classroom.


Our goal for the Dreams To Kings and Queens 2019 Backpack Giveaway is to help over 350 kids in need of backpacks and school supplies. Unlike other years when we give out backpacks in Athens and Metro Atlanta area, we want to switch things up and help kids all over Georgia. Each backpack will be filled with (2) spiral notebooks, (2) folders, (1) pack of crayons [based on age of child], (4) pencils, (50) sheets of paper, and (1) ruler.

Below is a list of the items needed for the backpack giveaway. Next to the item is the total amount needed so that each backpack is filled properly:

  • Backpacks: 350

  • Spiral Notebooks: 700

  • Folders: 700

  • Packs of Crayons: 175

  • Pencils: 1,400

  • Sheets of Paper: 18,250

  • Rulers: 175

If you are interested in making a monetary donation to help support Dreams To Kings and Queens 2019 Backpack Giveaway click in the top right corner of this page.

If you would like to donate items or have any other questions, please email CEO & Founder Tracy Stephens,


In 2018, we were able to give out backpacks to children at East Athens Summer Camp and Lay Park Summer Camp. It was important to us that every kid went home with a backpack & school supplies on the last day of camp. We want to thank everyone that helped us out with accomplishing this!


In 2017, we were able to increase our number of backpacks given away by 175 in 2017. Dreams To Kings and Queens hand delivered over half of the backpacks to low income families throughout Athens, Georgia and Atlanta, Georgia. The rest of the backpacks were distributed throughout various schools in those areas and the Athens Area Homeless Shelter.


In 2016, this was our first year doing a backpack giveaway. We were able to distribute backpacks throughout schools in Athens. We met our goal and were able to help out a lot of kids that did not have the necessary supplies for the first day of school. After we had passed out all backpacks we received a last minute donation from Christina Carnes Photography and were able to fill up a numerous amount of boxes with school supplies to help out more school in need of supplies to give to students.

Pictures from our backpack giveaway at East Athens Summer Camp this summer. We surprised the campers with backpacks & school supplies on their last day of camp.