Back to School Bash 2016

Back to School Bash 2016

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School starts in Allen on August 22, which means it is time again for Allen Community Outreach’s BACK 2 SCHOOL BASH coming to FUMC Allen on August 13 from 9:00am-12:00pm. The event serves the clients of Allen Community Outreach and their school-aged children as they prepare to go back to school.

The need is great this year. ACO is anticipating almost 500 kids who will need our support, which is almost triple the amount in years past! We will be providing new backpacks (with school supplies), shoes, haircuts, and more to help our kids get ready for a new school year.

First United Methodist Church of Allen is serving as event coordinator and host for this year’s Back 2 School Bash. It’s up to the rest of us to make this year’s Back2School Bash a success!

Please consider lending your time and talents to helping out at this amazing event! You must be 18 years old and out of high school to volunteer.

Saturday, August 13

All volunteers must check in at the volunteer desk upon arrival. 

All volunteers must be 18 years old and out of high school.

Available Positions
Backpack Distributors
Translator (Farsi)

Translators (Spanish)
Cleaning Crew
Transporting items for kids & families
Food Servers
No food prep necessary.
Hair Stylists/Barbers (hair cuts)
We typically have lots of kids needing hair cuts!
 Please bring your own scissors, clippers, and smocks.  We’ll provide new combs.
Friendly Security Person
Friendly faces to ensure that products (new shoes, backpacks, etc) don’t wander off on their own. 
Mainly just being a watchful presence in the section.


If you can’t help on August 13, we have two additional needs.

  • Cash donations for shoes
  • Socks for kids grades k-122

If your business, small group or family can help with either of these projects, please contact Mary Freeman.

First United Methodist Allen
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