Bringing Hope, Changing Lives

Back to School Bash 2010-Orlando FL

For over a decade, Hope Now International has served Central Florida students and their families by providing school supplies, backpacks, haircuts, vision screenings, dental screenings, health screenings, nutrition and resource advocates. The Back 2 School Bash and Operation Education are the initiatives Hope Now uses to provide these supplies and services.

Hope Now International is a 100% volunteer organization, there is no paid staff. The first Back 2 School Bash took place in an orange county elementary school in 1995. At that time it was not the Back 2 School Bash it was simply a group of “Do Gooders” coming together to help some kids that needed a hand up. At the initial event the volunteer group was able to acquire approximately 50 backpacks with supplies and constructed a make shift mobile immunization area. The response and attendance was so overwhelming, that the volunteer group decided to continue organizing the event. The volunteer group created what is know today as the non-profit Hope Now International, a 501c3 certified organization. Although the Back 2 School Bash has grown exponentially, the purpose remains the same; to help and care for those who cannot help themselves.

Since the beginning, Hope Now International has been a volunteer run organization. The success of this and other innitiatives is a product of committed volunteers and stellar corporate sponsors. Supporters and Partners such as Sam's Club, Florida Hospital, WFTV 9 Family Connection, Healthfair, Reed Nissan, Greater Orlando Dental Society, Love Orlando, Starbucks, Herzing University, Community Health Centers, Paul Mitchell, Blue Media, Full Sail and many others have helped Hope Now make a lasting difference in the lives of the tens of thousands that we serve.

The Back 2 School Bash at a glance

  • 25,000 + attendees
  • 9,300-10,000 Children
  • 10,000 Backpacks
  • 400 Immunizations
  • 600 + Dental Screenings and Flouride Treaments
  • 500 + Vision screenings
  • 2,000 + Health Screenings
  • 400 + Volunteers
  • 70,000 + School Supplies
  • 400 + Haircuts

We are always looking for volunteers who are committed and passionate about serving others. If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a sponsor, please contact us.

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”