Improving the quality of life for children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS through enriching programs, unforgettable experiences, and connections with the community.

H.E.R.O.’s annual Back-to-School Bash is our outreach to provide children affected by HIV and AIDS with the supplies they need to succeed in the upcoming school year. Normally, we host a party (generally the Saturday before Fulton and DeKalb County returns to school) during which we facilitate a number of games and activities for the children, serve lunch, conduct raffles and give-aways, and distribute backpacks full of school supplies and clothing store gift cards to the kids in attendance. We also provide face-painting and henna, and Walgreens Co. hosts a make-up station for our young ladies, amongst other treats and experiences. H.E.R.O. is excited to return to our in-person Back-to-School Bash event this year.

Won't you consider helping a H.E.R.O. child start the school year equipped to succeed!  



  • Sponsor a child. Donate a backpack full of the school supplies from our supply list (see below) and we will make sure a H.E.R.O. child receives your personal donation.
  • Donate supplies from our supply list (see below).
  • Host a supply drive in your workplace, church, community organization or local neighborhood.
  • Volunteer at a bag-packing event where we fill backpacks with the supplies children need for school (generally a weekday afternoon or evening a few weeks before students are scheduled to return to classes).
  • Volunteer at our Back-to-School event. Volunteer opportunities include setting up and breaking down the venue, and handing out school supplies.
  • Donate on our website. Please visit to make an online donation ($70 = 1 full backpack). Alternatively, you can mail checks to H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc., 580 W. Crossville Road, Suite #204, Roswell GA 30075.



    • Backpacks
    • Pencil Boxes/Cases
    • Yellow #2 Pencils
    • Pencil sharpeners
    • Red, Blue, & Back pens
    • Pink Pearl Erasers
    • Eraser Tops
    • Glue Sticks
    • Washable School Glue, 4oz
    • Crayons, 24ct
    • Colored Pencils, 12ct
    • Washable markers, 8ct
    • Composition Notebooks
    • Wide/College Ruled Notebooks, 1-subject
    • Wide/College Ruled Notebooks, 3-subject
    • Wide/College Ruled Notebooks, 5-subject
    • 2-pocket folders (all colors)
    • Filler notebooks paper (Wide/College ruled)
    • Blunt Student Scissors
    • Rulers
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Pocket Tissue
    • Index Cards
    • Highlighters, 3pk
    • 3-Ring Binder
    • $25 clothing store gift cards

Please call (470) 321-3102 to schedule an appointment to drop off donations. Donations may be delivered to the H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc. office at 580 W. Crossville Road, Suite 204, Roswell, GA 30075. You may also arrange to have a H.E.R.O. staff person or volunteer pick-up your donation. We graciously ask that all Back-to-School donations are received in our office by Monday, July 18th, 2022.