Annual Back to School Backpack Drive

For immediate release:                                                                                  July 19, 2023


Heather Davidson, office (727) 544-4777

 The Pinellas Park Medical District “Annual Back-to-School Backpack Drive” with Support from the Pinellas Park Gateway Chamber of Commerce and City of Pinellas Park will Give Away 2000+ Backpacks!

 PINELLAS PARK - The Pinellas Park Medical District’s Annual Back-to-School Backpack Drive, happening Saturday, July 22nd, will help prepare young residents for school starting soon in Pinellas County.  There will be a variety of activities including K- 9 demonstration, Touch-a-Truck, Mascots from the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Rowdies will be onsite, community-related vendors, Raffles (20 bikes to be raffled), back-to-school give-a-ways including supplies and over 2000 backpacks (one per child and first come, first served), hotdogs provided by the City of Pinellas Park and snow cones from Kona Ice for the kids to enjoy (while supplies last). Please note child/ren must be present at event to receive give-a-ways. 

 “The Pinellas Park Medical District and Chamber of Commerce are incredibly excited to host the PPMD Back to School event again this year. It has grown every year and we are extremely grateful for the support of the City of Pinellas Park, our wonderful businesses, sponsors, and volunteers that help to make this amazing community event happen.” – Dr. Dan Strauss, Chairman, Pinellas Park Medical District 

 What: Annual Back-to-School Backpack Drive

 When: Saturday, July 22, 2023 beginning at 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

 Where: Caruth Health Education Center, St. Petersburg College, 7200 66th Street N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781 

 The Medical District and Chamber thank our 50 businesses and non-profits who are participating sponsors to this event and raised over $20,000 for school supplies. A special thanks to our major contributing businesses/organizations are as follows:

Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce

St. Petersburg College, Caruth Health Education Center

Grow Financial (Pinellas Park)

Joanne Dauphin, State Farm

Trichom Health Center

Sam’s Club

Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rowdies 

Lockheed Martin 

Habitat for Humanity 


Florida Blue

Walmart Health