Providing Resources and Essentials to Prepare Kids for School

Our 6th Annual Event!

Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 9 am – 12 noon

We want our area’s children to be active and healthy for another year of school! We will provide FREE new sneakers, socks, underwear and toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush/paste) to kids entering grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic, we are distributing items again in a “drive through” style. We are asking families to pre-register their children. We will prepare individualized bags and distribute on Saturday, Aug. 28. Registering adults should mark the date on their calendar and plan to pick up items during that time. Children do not need to be present at time of pick-up.

We are committing to serving 250 children through the PREP event. If we exceed 250 registrants, we will provide as funds/supplies allow.

Foot Measuring for Sneaker Sizes

We want to help kids get the right size sneaker! If you have the ability to print, you can use the sizing guide below. Or watch the video about how to measure your child’s foot for sneakers with just a piece of paper and a ruler.


We have reached 250 registered children for our 2021 event and have closed regular registration. We are accepting registrations on a waiting list. If we are able to assist those on the waiting list, we will reach out to you directly based on your contact information on the registration.

Please complete one form per child.

Sponsor a Child

Thank you for sponsoring a child! We are asking sponsors to commit to purchasing a new pair of sneakers, one pack of new underwear, and one pack of new socks per child. Sneakers should be sturdy so children can actively participate in physical education classes.

We are collecting the items Saturdays in August prior to the event (Aug. 7, 14 and 21) from 9 – 11 am. Drive to rear of church, and church members will be outside to collect your bag(s). To ensure enough time for sorting/organizing, please make sure items are delivered to Homer Congregational Church by August 21.


Want to support PREP with a financial donation – and let us buy the items? Checks, payable to Homer Congregational Church, can be mailed with “Back to School PREP” in the memo line. Or donate online via Tithely and in the notes section, indicate “Back to School PREP.” Thank you for your support!