Annual Backpack Drive & Resource Fair

Annual Backpack Donations 2024






This year our Backpack Drive will be held during our

1st Annual Resource Fair!

Our goal this year is to bring resources and the community together! 

In 2023 we surpassed our goal of 300+ backpacks and we know that with your help this year we can increase that number.  With your donations of backpacks, supplies and gift cards, as well as monetary donations, 2024’s Annual Backpack Drive Event Will continue to grow and it’s all because of your support – THANK YOU!


Celebrate Inclusion

and Diversity!

On-Line Donations Open Now!

We have opened the on-line donation for our 2024 Annual Backpack Drive now! Early donations will help us collect the items needed for the children who register for the event! We supported over 300 children in Rhode Island last year and hope to see even more this year. But that means we have to get things moving NOW!

Get Involved

We are looking for volunteers, in-kind and monetary donations as they are essential for the success of this event. Please contact us by email or call our office to tell us how you want to get involved!

In-Kind Items Needed

Backpacks Gift Cards
Composition & Notebooks Pens/Pencils (#2 & colored)
Pencil Sharpeners Markers/Crayons
Glue Sticks Sticky Notes
Erasers Folders
Fidget Toys Sound Canceling Headphones

Registration & Event Details

Vendor Registration Open Now!

Resource Table:  After registering, an email for the $100 reservation fee will be sent to the email provided during registration. Please contact our office with any questions. Thank you for joining us!



Backpack & Resource Fair Registration: Registration is required for all who attend. Registration links will be made available for the Backpack event and/or the Resource Fair. The Resource Fair and Backpack Drive are free to the community!

Save the Date and keep watching for news on our social media!

Event Details:

WHERE:  imPOSSIBLE Dream Center

55 Centerville Rd, Warwick, RI 02886

(401) 823-5566 

WHEN:   August 21st, 2024

TIME:  11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (EST)

Sponsorship Opportunity

To become a Sponsor of this event please contact us.

1-401-294-2342 or

The Arc Rhode Island is so fortunate to have such great supporters and we have to say a big THANK YOU again to the people and businesses in the community who took part in the 2023 Annual Backpack Event! We are looking forward to partnering with you all again and welcoming new sponsors to the 2024 event!