Frequently Asked Questions
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Who can register?

Families with school-aged kids living in the East & South 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) & Thursday 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Boricuas de Corazon: 1291 Kingsway Road, Brandon 33510 | Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 7:00pm | Zip Codes: 33534, 33547, 33569, 33570, 33572, 33573, 33578, 33579, 33619 

Enterprising Latinas: 5128 FL – 674 Wimauma FL 33598 | Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm | Zip Codes: 33534, 33547, 33569, 33570, 33572, 33573, 33578, 33579, 33619

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 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 Bikes 4 Christ, 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 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 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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