Success is in the Bag – Back to School Event
Diamond Park Square
Meadville, PA 16335
You are invited to participate in the First Annual “Success is in the Bag” Back to School Community Event, hosted by Center for Family Services, Inc. We hope you can join us on August 8th at Diamond Park 9:00AM to 2:00PM!
Why an event?
Center for Family Services has been collecting new book bags and school supplies and distributing them each August for the past 11 years. We hit a record breaking milestone by serving 624 Crawford County Children in 2014. Our goal is to double the number and fill book bags for 1,200 students this year. With the opportunity to reach so many children (pre-K through 12th) and their families, a community event is a great idea.
Connecting families to opportunities is the goal. August 8th is also a Second Saturday event at the Market House. We anticipate a “cross marketing” of events and a boost in event attendees, as a result. The more the merrier!
Who should participate?
The program serves a wide range of student grades and ages. It is open to any child attending school in Crawford County (public, home school, private or cyber). The variety of age groups, geographic locations and interests make this a perfect opportunity for outreach for educational, recreational, and athletic organizations. Looking for program participants or volunteers? This is the perfect place.
Non-profit and For Profit businesses are welcome to participate.
How can you participate?
You are welcome to put up a table with information … or host a workshop! Some of the ideas our community partners have, include:
• Health Screenings ~ Meadville Medical Center
• Low Cost Hair Cuts and tours ~ Laurel Technical Institute
• Yoga demonstration ~ Brookside Yoga
• Back to School Safety ~ Meadville Police Department
• Karate Demonstration ~ Flying Tigers Martial Arts
• Tours and performance ~ Academy Theatre
Laurel Technical Institute has graciously offered the use of classroom space if needed!
Registration forms available at
Please contact Maria Firkaly with any questions or great ideas you have!