One Annapolis Big Good Back-to-School Book Bag Giveaway

By Annapolis Mayor's Office (One Annapolis) and edited by Darla Winstead, publisher of Macaroni KID Annapolis August 5, 2022

The Office of Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley and producer/screenwriter/author Rodney Barnes are partnering together to host a back-to-school backpack giveaway. This free event is an opportunity for families with elementary school aged children to get a new book bag and school supplies right before the start of the school year.    

One Annapolis Big Good Back-to-School Book Bag Giveaway   

Date:  Sunday, August 28

Time:  12 - 3 p.m.

Location:  "Pip" Moyer Recreation Center located at 273 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis

Free and open to the public

Attendees will also enjoy free food and beverages, music, sports clinics, youth activities, resource vendors and more.  Elementary school aged children will receive a free book bag and school supplies while supplies last. 

Donations Needed:

The event goal is to giveaway 500 book bags. Therefore, donations of book bags and elementary school supplies are needed. With back-to-school sales happening, it's a great time to pick up a few items to help out kids in our community.

Donation dates:  drop off between now and August 23, 2022. 

Drop off locations: 

  • City Hall (160 Duke of Gloucester) 
  • "Pip" Moyer Recreation Center (273 Hilltop Lane)
  • Stanton Community Center (100 West Washington Street)

Volunteers Needed:

In order to make this a successful event, the Mayor's Office needs our help. Volunteers are needed to collect and sort donations and many people will be needed to staff the "One Annapolis Big Good Back-to-School Book Bag Giveaway."   

If you are able to help out, contact Adetola Ajayi in the Annapolis Mayor's office, by email or phone 410-972-6257.

More About Event Co-Host Rodney Barnes:

The "One Annapolis Big Good Back-to-School Book Bag Giveaway" is co-hosted by award-winning TV producer, writer, and author Rodney Barnes. In June, Barnes was awarded the Key to the City by Mayor Buckley at a ceremony at Maryland Hall. Barnes was born and raised in Eastport, and is a proud product of Anne Arundel County Public Schools. He made his name professionally in TV and film in Hollywood, as well as comic books and graphic novels. His most recent production is HBO’s “Winning Time.” 

“Rodney Barnes has met with tremendous success in his professional career,” said Mayor Gavin Buckley. “But he never forgot where he came from. We are excited to partner with him on a school supplies giveaway that will help young people in our community. I can’t wait to see everyone at the event!”