Two Boys Smiling at Big Back Pack Event


The 20th Annual

Will be held on
Sunday, July 28, 2019
10am to 2pm

New Location!
Fort Myers Skatium Rink
2250 Broadway
Fort Myers, FL 33901

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to the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida!

Our mission is to promote and embrace diversity in our community and to support Lee County school children of all cultures start back-to-school each year with confidence & pride! Over the past 20 years we have provided more than 30,000 Lee County school age children in need with FREE backpacks and necessary school supplies.

A group of dedicated volunteers on our Event Committee works hard each year to fundraise and organize the The Big Backpack Event, our annual back-to-school festival and school supply giveaway. It has become one of Lee County's BIGGEST Back-To-School outreach programs. Last year more than 10,000 people were in attendance, over 2,000 children received backpacks and school supplies, and approximately 50 vendors participated by providing eye exams, fingerprinting, free back-to-school hair cuts, face painting, balloons, and rides for the kids.

Click here to see photos from the Mariachis for Backpacks Fundraiser.

Click here to see photos from the past Big Backpack Events.

Volunteer for the Big Backpack Event

Want to be a vendor? Click Here.

The Multicultural Centre is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization established in Fort Myers with the purpose of promoting programs aimed at bringing people of different cultures together and of culturally linking Southwest Florida with other communities around the world. Contributions are tax deductible under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and can be mailed to P.O. Box 61713 Fort Myers, Florida 33906.
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