The City of High Point’s Human Relations Department – together with Brothers and Sisters in Christ, the High Point Public Library and the High Point Farmers Market – are doing their good deed for the summer.
The organizations will collectively host the city’s third annual “Summer Jubilee Back-to-school Celebration and Backpack Giveaway” on Saturday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at and around the High Point Public Library.
In the HPB Insurance parking lot across the street from the library, at 801 N. Elm St., the group will hand out more backpacks than last year. At the 2021 Jubilee, 432 backpacks stuffed with school supplies – 150 more than in 2020 – will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while those backpacks last.
The event will run concurrently with the High Point Farmers Market, which will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature live music, a petting zoo, a fairy hair booth and a visit from Prowler, High Point University’s mascot.
The City of High Point Parks and Recreation Department will also provide games from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
High Point Human Relations Manager Rase McCray called the event an “incredible collaboration between local businesses, nonprofits, faith organizations and City agencies, all of whom come together each year to help even more families in need.”
The backpacks were purchased using a donation from Bethany Medical, and the school supplies packed inside were funded by an anonymous donor. Additional supplies were provided by Cover the City Project, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Keep High Point Beautiful and the City of High Point Stormwater and Recycling Divisions.
High Point’s Summer Jubilee began three years ago as a collaborative project and it’s grown every year since.
For more information, those interested can contact McCray at 336-883-3124 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.