Frequently Asked Questions
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When is the Backpack Hero event?

Backpack Hero is a single day event on July 27th, 2024 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. (Registration is Required)

Where will the event be held?

Backpack Hero will take place on the Bay Life Church Campus (1017 Kingsway Road | Brandon | Main Pavilion & Worship Center)

Who can register?

Families with school-aged kids living in the East Hillsborough area may register at one of the following locations:

Hope for Her: 140 Yarbrough Rd, Brandon, FL 33510 | Monday through Thursday (9am – 4pm)

ECHO of Brandon: 507 N Parsons Ave Brandon, FL 33510 | Zip Codes: 33510, 33511, 33527, 33584, 33592, 33594, 33596, 33610 | Monday through Friday (9am – 1pm) & Tuesday (5pm – 7pm) BRANDON ONLY

ECHO of Riverview: 10509 Riverview Dr, Riverview, FL 33578 | Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 1:00pm | Zip Codes: 33534, 33547, 33569, 33570, 33572, 33573, 33578, 33579, 33619 | Monday through Friday (9am – 1pm)

Please bring your photo ID, social security cards and proof of address to the ECHO offices.

Why do I have to sign up?

Signing up will ensure that we have enough materials to give out to give out to students!

Who is heading up Backpack Hero?

The East Hillsborough Community partners is a collaboration that includes over 40 nonprofit organizations, churches, and agencies in East Hillsborough County. Lead agencies for the Backpack Hero event are Hope for Her and E.C.H.O. of Brandon / Riverview.

How can I help?

Visit our volunteer page. We offer many positions to ensure that the event runs smoothly!

Why are we doing this?

The purpose of Backpack Hero is to create a much larger positive impact on families in our community by consolidating numerous smaller back-to-school events in the East Hillsborough area. This event is geared to provide school-age children with backpacks in time for school and educate parents on the resources available to them in the East Hillsborough community. Through Backpack Heroes families learn about tools and resources available to them in the community to assist them in their mission to provide and succeed.


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