Signup continues for Backpacks for Kids event

Signup continues for Backpacks for Kids event

The Tioga County Open Door Mission would like to remind the community that the Backpacks for Kids event is open and ongoing. 

The Open Door Mission will be serving kids in need, targeting grades kindergarten through five. 

Kids in families with financial trouble or under the poverty line are able to receive a backpack full of supplies for each child meeting these requirements. If you are in need of our help and are in Waverly, Tioga Center, or Owego-Apalachin school Districts, please sign up at The Open Door Mission in Owego or Red Door in Waverly before Aug. 5 and 6. 

To get a backpack, be sure to sign up by Aug. 5 for Owego, and Aug. 6 for Waverly. Items are on a first-come-first-serve basis and are limited, so signing up as soon as possible is recommended.

Owego backpack distribution dates are Aug. 19, 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Waverly distribution of backpacks is Aug. 23, from 3 to 7 p.m. 

The Open Door Mission / Red Door is a non-profit organization that has served the community for over 50 years, providing a men’s sober living shelter, three food pantries, an outreach center, and ten recovery meetings every month.  

For more information about the Open Door Mission, visit, or call (607) 687-1121. 

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