Smiles all-around, as 2,000 backpacks are given out to area children at 17th Annual Big Backpack Event

August 3, 2016 CONRIC PR

The largest back-to-school outreach program in Lee County took place on Sunday, July 31 at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers.  The 17th Annual Big Backpack Event, with presenting sponsor Neal Communities, gave out 2,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to students ages 5-12, while also celebrating diversity in our community.children at this year's Big Backpack Event

The Neal Communities team with some happy backpack recipientsThe Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida hosted this popular community outreach event that to date has provided new backpacks and school supplies to more than 37,000 students. The event lends a helping hand to students and families in need, while celebrating the diversity in Southwest Florida with live multicultural entertainment on the main stage including hip hop, Irish step dance, salsa and more.The Neal Communities team was out in full force, volunteering at the Big Backpack Event

Families enjoyed other festivities such as face painting, clowns and live entertainment. Thanks to many generous sponsors and vendors, students also received eye exams, haircuts, and other giveaways at the event.

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