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Back To School Rallies

Each year, the YMCA of Central Kentucky, in partnership with Fayette County Public Schools, sponsors and community partners, host annual Neighborhood Back to School Rallies.

The rallies provide elementary, middle and high school students with free backpacks and school supplies. Each neighborhood distributes supplies for all grade levels. The Back to School Rallies is an initiative of the Y, which has served as the central coordinator of this event since 2011. Since that time, more than 42,000 children have been served.

This year's event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018.

Extend a helping hand to children in your local community through Operation Backpack, a new Y initiative to collect 6,000 new donated backpacks to distribute at this year's event.

DONATE TO OPERATION BACKPACK

Registration, fun activities (bingo, inflatables, guest speakers, games, crafts, etc.), 9-10:30 a.m. 
Food and resources, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Distribution of backpacks and school supplies, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

RALLY LOCATIONS

Bainbridge/Squires Valvoline 
100 Valvoline Way (corner of Blazer Parkway and Palumbo Drive) 

Caroline Memorial Community Center 
220 E. Maple St., Nicholasville 

Coventry/ FCPS (formerly Imani) 
1555 Georgetown Road 

Coolavin Park 
550 E. Sixth St.

Douglass Park 
726 Georgetown St.

Gainesway Community Center 
3460 Campus Way

Gardenside Christian Church
940 Holly Springs Drive 

Gethsemane Lutheran Church 
2185 Garden Springs Drive 

Green Acres Park 
1560 LaSalle Road

Eastland Park Nazarene (with Remnant Church)
1605 Jennifer Road

Lou Johnson Park 
190 Prall Street

Marlboro Park 
1870 Benton Place

Russell Cave Church of Christ 
1841 McCullough Drive 

Shiloh Baptist Church 
237 E. Fifth St.

Total Grace Baptist Church 
1313 N. Limestone Street

Valley Park 
2077 Cambridge Drive 

Woodhill Park 
457 Larkwood Drive

THANKS TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

Windstream, Setzer Properties, Hilliard Lyons, Anthem, PNC Bank, White, Greer and Maggard Orthodontics, Commonwealth Credit Union, Kentucky Utilities, Rotary of Lexington, Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, WLEX18 and WBTF-FM.