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Back to School with Dignity Program

West Valley Community Services created the Back to School with Dignity Program twenty years ago and ensure that tomorrow's leaders - our community's young people - have the basic tools they need to start the school year off successfully. The program is about more than clothes and school supplies. It is about making sure low income and unhoused kids start the school year off ready to learn. This annual program benefits low income and unhoused children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in our community. This year WVCS will serve more than 300 children.

The Back to School with Dignity Program provides clothing, shoes, backpacks, and school supplies to families. This program also allows families living in poverty to preserve household assets that might have been spent on back to school items so that they can be spent on critical household needs such as rent, utilities, and food.

At our annual Back to School Program, children are paired with an adult volunteer chaperone who assists them with choosing the clothing they need for school. It is a fun event that is the most popular amongst all our volunteers!

On August 5th 2023, each child will receive new clothing and backpacks filled with note books, pens and pencil. Afterward, they will be provided breakfast (thank you Kiwanis Club). We have many different volunteer shifts available including chaperoning, helping with traffic flow, or assisting with writing thank you cards! We especially need more volunteer chaperones, so please go to our website for more information. To register for a volunteer shift just click here.

If you have questions please email

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