Project Backpack

Project Backpack

Join us in promoting academic achievement 

By participating in Project Backpack you will help improve the chances for success for children in our community. With your donation of new backpacks and school supplies children and teens receiving services from Center For Family Services will have the opportunity to start the school year confident and ready to learn. 

Consider starting a collection with your friends, family, business, or church! We wouldn't be able to support the youth we serve without the help of community members like you. 

The 2020 collections will take place from mid-July to mid-August.

With your help we can support education for:

Preschool age children by providing

  • New picture books for 3 & 4 year olds 
  • Monetary donations to fill tote bags with at least 4 picture books per child 

Elementary school age children by providing

  • New backpacks 
  • School supplies (crayons, pencils, glue sticks, etc.)

Teens living in our safe housing programs by providing

  • Sturdy backpacks for high school teens
  • School supplies (notebooks, pens, binders, etc.)
  • Monetary donations for books for teens enrolled in college

To start a collection or to make a donation, email Project Backpack  or call 856.651.7553 x40160.

How to get involved

Start a Collection 

Starting a collection is easy and fun! Its one of the best ways to get involved with Project Backpack as a local company and a fantastic opportunity to make a big impact on the local children and teens starting the school year. 

Each year, we work with businesses, organizations, schools, and places of worship to provide the most essential back to school items. If you're interested in starting a collection we will provide you with promotional materials to help spread the word.

Make a Monetary Donation 

We gratefully accept monetary and gift card donations to help support Project Backpack. In either case, we will use your gift to purchase new backpacks and school supplies for the drive. Gift cards to Target, Walmart, Staples and VISA are most in need. 

Donations and gift cards may be mailed to: 
Center For Family Services
Attn: Development Department 
One Alpha Avenue, Voorhees, NJ 08043

Annual Corporate Sponsorship

Interested in combining your company's investment in Center For Family Services? Through our Annual Corporate Sponsorship you can make a yearly investment in Center For Family Services and receive recognition at our events and community drives year-round including our Holiday Gift Project.  Your investment will create opportunities for people in our community to heal and prosper. To learn more email Liz Madden or call 856.651.7502.

Drop off locations

Cherry Hill Mall
Guest Services Center
2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill

The Promenade at Sagemore
Concierge’s Desk
500 Route 73 South, Marlton

United Way of Gloucester County 
454 Crown Point Road, Thorofare
Center For Family Services
1 Alpha Avenue, Voorhees
Center For Family Services
3073 English Creek Avenue, Egg Harbor Township


Old Navy
Deptford & Sewell

Moorestown, Deptford, & Voorhees

Volunteer Center of South Jersey
1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell

Thank you to our community partners