Donate Back-to-School Backpacks

Help donate backpacks & school supplies for children of Synchrony employees & students in buildOn partner communities

While the return to in-person classrooms is exciting, it also comes with challenges. buildOn and Synchrony aim to show our support to students and their families by providing students the materials they need to succeed in the classroom.  


Take Action Below (by August 20th)

Donate Backpacks for Elementary Students

Click the button below to open the Amazon Wish List and start buying school supplies that will help elementary-school children learn the essential skills they need to build a brighter future!

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Donate Backpacks for Middle/High School Students

Click the button below to open the Amazon Wish List and start shopping for school supplies that will help students develop the skills they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond!

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Request a Backpack for Your Child

Synchrony parents: click the button below to register to receive a return-to-school backpack for your elementary, middle school, or high school student(s).

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Key Dates

August 20, 2021 The final day to purchase or request a backpack.

September 8, 2021 Join buildOn alumni leaders for a virtual discussion on our collective impact and hear why supporting return-to-school campaigns is so critical in the communities we serve.

Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. We mobilize U.S. students to transform their communities through service and change the world by building schools in developing countries.

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Our U.S. Service Learning Program gives students in underperforming urban high schools the opportunity to impact their local communities in powerful ways. And through our Global School Construction Program, our students prove that service and education can build a stronger community and a better future. 

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