Two Boys Smiling at Big Back Pack Event


The 24th Annual

Will be held on
Sunday, July 30, 2023
10 AM - 2 PM

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! Since 1999, we have provided close to 40,000 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 an estimated 5,000 people were in attendance, over 2,000 children received backpacks and school supplies, and approximately 20 vendors participated by providing fingerprinting, free back-to-school haircuts, face painting, and games for the kids.

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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