Dates For DeLand Mayor's Backpack Giveaway Change


DeLand, FL - The Mayor's Backpack Giveaway in DeLand will take place over the course of next week, between 2 and 6 p.m., from Monday, August 17 through Friday, August 21. It was originally scheduled for August 1 but the possibility of Tropical Storm Isaias bringing the potential of inclement weather called for a reschedule.

Students need to be present with a parent or guardian to receive a backpack at the  Dr. Joyce M. Cusack Resource Center, located at 489 West Mathis Avenue.

Because of COVID-19  and to have as little contact as possible between those on the receiving end and the volunteers, residents are asked to pull up to the resource center, open their trunk, and volunteers will place the backpack in the vehicle. If you choose to pick up the backpacks yourself, social distancing guidelines will be in place.

For more information or to donate, contact the Resource Center at 386-740-0808 or by email at


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