Get Involved In CrossNet’s Backpack Giveaway & More Event!!

CrossNet is once again sponsoring a one-day Backpack Giveaway & More Event on Tuesday, August 13th from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM.  This year we are anticipating to handout over 500 backpacks to students in grades K-12.  In addition to backpacks and school supplies students will have the opportunity to get a haircut, back to school clothing, and have dental and eye screenings all for FREE!  The ELANCO School District, ELANCO Library Book Bike, New Holland YMCA and many other community businesses will be represented.  Free lunches, popcorn and ice cream will be available for all in attendance!

Every backpack given through our event is filled with brand new school supplies so that the students will feel confident and empowered to start a new year.

A new donation option for 2019 is intentional giving. Donors the option of donating grade-specific supplies so our students will be well equipped for their specific grade level. For example, high schoolers, get index cards & highlighters, while younger children will receive crayons & glue sticks.

We have compiled grade lists to make shopping easier! There are five grade-specific lists below. Choose a grade level, click on the link, print the flyer and have fun shopping!

If you choose this option, we ask that you label the backpack with the appropriate grade & note any missing supplies when you deliver it.

Grades K-3 Backpack Label & Supply List

Grades 4-6 Backpack Label & Supply List

Grades 7-8 Backpack Label & Supply List

Grades 9-12 Backpack Label & Supply List

General Donation List

Please consider donating backpacks and supplies in any way that suits you best. This is a simple way for your children, co-workers, small groups, churches, and organizations to get involved!

You can also volunteer during our event on Tuesday, August 13th and/or at our NEW SORT WEEK, Monday-Friday, August 5-9.  Contact Lisa at if you are interested.  See link below for more details.

New Sort Week Information


Thank you!