8th Annual Back to School event held at Community Resource Center

Bon Secours — Baltimore, MD

Thanks to our donors, 620 students started the school year with new backpacks filled with school supplies

Bon Secours Community Works hosted its annual Back to School celebration at the Community Resource Center

West Baltimore kids were all smiles as summer break came to an end, thanks to Bon Secours Community Works' eighth annual Back to School event at the Community Resource Center on August 18. The celebration drew 620 students and their families to prepare for the new school year by offering new backpacks full of school supplies and free haircuts.

Attendees enjoyed free meals and treats like cotton candy, popcorn and snowballs. Kids lined up for face painting, a moon bounce and the video game party truck. A professional DJ kept spirits high for all ages!

Because of Bon Secours Baltimore Foundation's grant funders and donors, hundreds of students were ready and excited for their first day of school. The Foundation depends on charitable support for the Community Works programs and services that provide West Baltimore families with helpful resources like the Back to School event. 

Community Works

Bon Secours Community Works is the community development arm of Bon Secours in Baltimore and depends on donations and grants to continue providing services that help more than 4,000 residents each year and improve the local quality of life.

Donations to Bon Secours Baltimore Foundation designated for Community Works support a broad array of vital programs focused on economic development, youth and family services and housing and community development. Through charitable giving, Community Works can address the most pressing needs of West Baltimore and its residents of all ages.

Some of the services offered by Bon Secours Community Works include:

  • Community Resource Center
  • Early Head Start
  • Community School Coordinators
  • Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Program
  • Women, Infants & Children Center
  • Healthcare Training
  • Clean & Green Workforce Training
  • Returning Citizens
  • Financial & Employment Services
  • Food Access & Urban Farming

Learn More

Visit our Community Outreach page for other Community Works programs and services