United Way

August 7, 2020 - United Way of Kern County in collaboration with The Blessing Corner will provide a FREE Back to School Drive-Up Event.  We will be giving out new backpacks with school supplies to children in need. The event is from 9:30 am-12:30 pm at the Blessing Corner on 101 Union Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93307.
School-age children must be present to receive school supplies.

During the event we are providing the following:

  • Backpacks: filled with school supplies
  • Immunizations: for children needing to get their required shots before starting school
  • Dental Hygiene Kits: to support and promote oral hygiene with our kids
  • Food and Snacks
  • Face Masks: As mandated by the State of California, we will be providing face masks to children and their families, in order for them to enter businesses to get their essentials


You have the Power to Help Others.  There are three ways you can Help.


  1. With your financial contribution

UWKC is accepting funds through our continued HelpKern.org campaign to provide school supplies for young students (Pre-K to H.S.).

Please make your donation by clicking the button today. Donate


  1. Donate new backpacks and new school supplies

Communities throughout Kern County can donate new: backpacks, notebooks, pencils, erasers, and other related school supplies at United Way of Kern County office, located at 5405 Stockdale Hwy, Suite 200, Bakersfield, CA 93309, Monday-Friday between 9 am-5 pm until July 30th, 2020.


  1. Donate through AmazonSmile

You can designate United Way of Kern County as your charity of choice and make your selective purchases through AmazonSmile. Just pick and choose what you want to purchase, and your items will be delivered to our office. Fast and Easy! Just click here.


We look forward to working together and continue to Help Kern stay strong during these difficult times.



United Way of Kern County continues fundraising via its HelpKern.org campaign to help prepare local children for back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis

As we continue our mission to reach affected individuals during this time, we have utilized our HELPKERN.org campaign to partner with individuals and organizations who are willing to make a difference in our community



Your donation will help children receive new backpacks with school supplies.
For every $10 donation, we can provide a brand new backpack with school supplies to a child in need.

For Sponsorship opportunities please fill out the form and email to marketing@uwkern.org or mail it to: Attn: Back to School Event, United Way of Kern County, 5405 Stockdale Hwy, Suite 200, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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Early Childhood Literacy

Financial Stability

Homelessness and Hunger

We are all part of this community and together we can make it succeed. At United Way of Kern County we believe that UNITED we can make change happen... one day at a time.
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