Rochester’s 1st Back To School Drive and Block Party!


The back-to-school season is already here! Rochester People’s Action Community is throwing an amazing event — the 1st Annual Back to School Drive and Block Party THIS Saturday, August 21— to make sure that ALL kids have the supplies they need for a successful start to the new school year.

This community-based back-to-school celebration brings together local partnerships, businesses, and community organizations for an incredible event. There will be FREE school supplies, haircuts, food, music, games, local vendors, and a SURPRISE performance by a celebrity artist! You won’t want to miss this!

What: 1st Annual Back to School Drive and Block Party

When: Saturday, August 21 //2 pm to 7 pm

Where: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Park // 1738 E Center Street, Rochester, MN

**Masks are encouraged for this event to ensure everyone’s safety. There will be masks available, free of charge, to anyone who needs one.

Want to support this amazing community event and students in our area? Here are ways to help:

To donate or sponsor a student, there are two ways to contribute funds:

Bring the whole family on Saturday for a community celebration!



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Kim is a Rochester native who in 2006 unexpectedly found herself back in her hometown, marrying a boy she had once dated as a 15 year-old, and putting down new roots. Kim and husband David have three rambunctious boys born in 2011, 2014 and 2017. Kim works part-time at Mayo Clinic as an Education Program Coordinator, and spends the rest of her time chasing her boys and stepping on legos. She loves to escape the chaos with a run, putzing around in the garden, making guacamole in the kitchen, and enjoying a cup of coffee or a glass of wine (not all at once). She is also actively pursuing the world's greatest chocolate chip cookie recipe.