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Peaceful Paths Back to School Initiative.

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Support over 150 children this back to school season

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Help Kids Have A Successful School Year!

Each year Peaceful Paths' Education and Youth team provides over 150 children with the necessary support to ensure a successful start to the school year.  HELP a Child today! There are many ways you can be part of this initiative. *Alachua County Schools begin on August 12, 2024.  To learn more about our Education & Youth Programs, click here!

Sponsor Stuffed Backpacks!

Our goal is to make sure school aged children that we serve have a backpack and the school supplies they need as they go back to school in the Fall.  You can sponsor a stuffed backpack for a child for just $35. You can make your cash donation conveniently on our website by clicking the button below.  Once you have completed the online backpack sponsorship, we will do the rest! We will purchase and deliver the supplies to the students and send you a thank you in the mail. *We hope to receive all cash donations by August 2, 2024.


Sponsor a Week of Summer Camp!

Do you have fond memories of summer camp? Not everyone is able to provide their children a summer camp experience, especially when there are other financial concerns that are prioritized for the family. We  have several children in service over the summer with no means to attend local summer camps. For just $75 you can make it possible for a single child to attend a full week of a local summer camp! You can sponsor a week by clicking the button below.

Other Types of Support!

Our Education and Youth Services Director has compiled a list of school supplies if you prefer to shop for items ala carte. We have included these items on our Amazon and Walmart Wish lists  which will ship directly to our Outreach Office or you can shop locally and drop off at our Outreach Office at 2100 NW 53rd Ave Gainesville.

School Clothes, accessories, etc. are always welcome. Please contact out front desk for specific needs and to schedule a drop off. 352-377-5690

Lastly, we can really use Gift Cards to Walmart and Target in smaller increments to give to parents so they can do their last minute purchases and fill a specific need or gap. Gift Cards in increments of $10, $15, and $25 are perfect for this purpose. Our goal would be for parents to receive a GC for each child.

We are hosting a 70s Night Back to School Bingo to help raise money for our back to school initiative!


Support children in need with backpacks and supplies to start the school year off right by buying bingo cards, raffle tickets, and food at the event. Back to School Bingo is a family-friendly event with prizes, food, and fun!

There is no cost for admission, but guests can purchase their bingo sheets, raffle tickets, and food with cash or credit!

70s Night Back to School Bingo will be held on

July 28th 3pm-6pm at the Peaceful Paths Outreach Office at 

2100 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32653

Dress in your best 70s outfit and join us for this fun event!

Follow our FB Event HERE

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