Camp Esperanza Backpack & Back-to-School Drive (Donation Deadline)

Help SOLLC sponsor backpacks for 350 Camp Esperanza kids!

What is Camp Esperanza? It is a summer day camp for underprivileged local kids in Shakopee. There is a great need for school-readiness for many of these children, and SOLLC wants to send all 350 campers home with a backpack, as well as through a Back-to-School Fair with educational tools, health screenings, and family resources these children need to succeed in school!

Questions? Email Allie Olinger at

How can you help?

  • Drop off children's books
  • Drop off school supplies (Chapter books for kids, Black Broad Tip Expo markers, Boxes of Tissues, Containers of Disinfectant Wipes)
  • Sponsor backpacks monetarily through text-to-give or cash/check (write in memo Camp Esperanza)
    • Click Here
    • Select "Give one time"
    • Select “Backpacks” from the dropdown
    • Follow instructions to enter payment information
    • Select “Give”

$10 donation gives a child a backpack with supplies and socks to start the school year!