Aug. 19: Backpack & School Supply Giveaway

Dreading Back to School Shopping? 

The 6300 Germantown Avenue Business Alliance is excited to invite Philly families to our 14th Annual Back to School Backpack Giveaway! We'll be giving away backpacks filled with school supplies to elementary, middle, and high school students until we run out.

There will also be treats and fun educational activities for the kids, including exploring our 18th century schoolhouse and making their own books! 

Sponsored by the Concord School House, the 6300 Germantown Avenue Business Alliance, Historic Germantown, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Philly Office Retail, and Elfant Wissahickon Realtors

Become a Sponsor

Our sponsors make this event possible -- learn how here.  Ready to sign up? Email us!

Become a Volunteer

We'll need help packing backpacks on 8/18 and giving them away on 8/19. Sign up here!

Hands-on Book-Making Workshop

Taught by Artist in Residence Cassandra Gunkel, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30am

Hand-made books can fuel a love for writing and reading. Most kids love writing and illustrating their own stories. This short book-making activity is mess free and for all ages. All supplies provided. 

Cassandra Gunkel is a cultural historian and artist whose practice invariably involves both community and teaching.  As an artist she is multi-faceted, working in fibers, printmaking, photography, and book arts.

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