2022 Back to School Bash

Event Description:
The Dream Center’s annual Back-to-School Bash is happening this August 6th, 2022 from 10am-1pm. In partnership with presenting sponsor, Kershaw’s Challenge, the highly anticipated event will take place at the Dream Center campus, where backpacks and school supplies will be distributed for kids to be ready for the new school year. Our Back-to-School Bash will be more fun than ever with a petting zoo, batting cages, a water slide, and so much more!

With the help of committed and generous sponsors, the Dream Center’s Back-to-School Bash will not only provide students with new materials and supplies, but excite and motivate students for the new school year, equip them with the tools they need to succeed, and plant new dreams and hopes in their hearts for the future.

Main Event:

  • The main event will be held at the Dream Center campus
  • This a FREE community event
  • First come, first served basis (while supplies last)

Event Address:
Dream Center
2301 Bellevue Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Contact for event information:
Merrilee Kaszacs, mkaszacs@dreamcenter.org

Contact for press and other media inquiries:

Donation Information:

  • Total Backpacks: 3,500
  • Other sponsors: Skechers (donated 2,500 backpacks)
  • Other donations:
    • Pair of Thieves: 3,500 socks
    • Baby 2 Baby: 500 essential kits (including hygiene products, masks, comfort
      items and educational activities)
    • UCLA offering dental, nursing, and other services

About the Los Angeles Dream Center

The Los Angeles Dream Center is a faith-based non-profit organization located in Echo Park, dedicated since 1994 to transforming lives and underserved communities in the city of Los Angeles. By offering residential and outreach programs to individuals, families and communities in the areas of homelessness, hunger, poverty, addiction, domestic violence, education, and human trafficking, the Dream Center is committed to enabling immediate and long-term transformation. The Dream Center welcomes those in need into our community completely free-of-charge with the resources, training, and support they need, regardless of faith, age, gender, orientation, nationality, or any other defining factor. Over 80 Dream Centers are in the DC Network, and there are as many as 120 centers inspired by the Los Angeles Dream Center.


About Kershaw’s Challenge

Since 2011, Ellen & Clayton Kershaw’s charity, Kershaw’s Challenge, has raised over $14 million for vulnerable and at-risk children, living in Los Angeles, Dallas, Zambia and the Dominican Republic. Their goal is to partner with and work alongside organizations on the front lines of change to make life better for children.