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Back to School Rallies August 3 - Free Backpacks and School Supplies

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

The rallies provide elementary, middle and high school students with free full-size backpacks and school supplies. Each site 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 47,000 backpacks have been given out to children in Central Kentucky communities.

This year's event will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Sites are drive thru pick up only. 
  • Families must register for a pick up time for this event.


Thanks to our sponsors and community partners

Special thanks to our 2021 Sponsors of the YMCA Back to School Rallies


Booker T. Washington Elementary
707 Howard Street
Lexington, KY 40508

Cardinal Valley Elementary
218 Mandalay Road
Lexington, KY 40504

Coventry Oak Elementary
2441 Huntly Place
Lexington, KY 40511

Dixie Elementary
1940 Eastland Parkway
Lexington, KY 40505

Gainesway Community Center
3460 Campus Way
Lexington, KY 40517

Shiloh Baptist Church
37 E Fifth Street
Lexington, KY 40508

3475 Blazer Parkway
Lexington, KY 40509

Winburn Middle School
1060 Winburn Drive
Lexington, KY 40511

Woodhill Community Center
422 Codell Drive
Lexington, KY 40509