People’s City Mission ( is excited for their annual back to school bash hosted by Christ Place Church August 9 and 10. On August 9, it will be a private event with a BBQ at the shelter for personal guests. On August 10, the public event will be held at the Help Center.

The event began as a means to ready children, youth and families experiencing homelessness to go ‘back to school,’ giving them confidence and excitement about a new school year with new backpacks and school supplies, new shoes, free haircuts and more. Today, it still encompasses shelter guests, but has grown to include the many children and families in the community that People’s City Mission serves at their Help Center. They are grateful to Christ Place for many years of helping kids and families feel special!

If you would like to help prepare a child or youth for the new school year, you can drop off new or gently used backpacks and school supplies to either of People City Mission’s locations – their shelter or the Help Center. New or gently used adult backpacks are always in need as well.

If you or someone you know is in need of school supplies, please review the calendar at for details about distribution.

People’s City Mission was started in 1907 by local churches, offering food and shelter for transient and impoverished men, women and children. For more information, visit or contact / (402) 475-1303.