2022 Partner Backpack Project

Each year, summer seems to go by faster and faster and before you know it, back to school season quickly approaches. While for many kids and families this time of year sparks excitement, for others it can bring financial strain, worry, or even the inability to purchase supplies needed. At UHM, we believe it's important for kids to start the school year off right with the confidence that they can not only be successful, but that they are also beginning the race from the same starting line as their peers. That is why, we are so excited to announce that our annual back-to-school supply drive, the Partner Backpack Project, is returning from Monday, July 25 - Friday, August 5. This year, the theme of our drive is "Draw Your Future" and we will be collecting supplies that will help students draw their future goals, aspirations, etc. We will be collecting notebook paper, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, crayons, and markers. 


  • Shop for school supplies and drop off your donations to your local participating branch

  • Or, make a tax deductible donation directly to your branch's team page and we'll donate to your local benefitting organization on your behalf

  • If you DO NOT live around one of our participating branches, we encourage you to still consider looking for drives happening in and around your area and contributing. 

At the UHM Foundation, our goal is to equip families with the tools and resources to achieve economic self-sufficiency. We believe one of the main building blocks to this is through education, and that starts early. We hope through this campaign that we can help ease the burden just a little bit for families in our communities, so that kids can start the school year focusing on what truly matters and make the most out of their education for their current and future selves! We hope you’ll join us! If you have any questions, please reach out to our team by emailing contact@uhmfoundation.org!





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