Desoto County News

DeSoto County Dream Center to hold annual Backpack Giveaway

June 27 – DeSoto County Dream Center, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to Title 1 school students and their families in DeSoto County, is proud to announce its upcoming event, Backpack Giveaway. The event will take place on July 13 at Latimer Lakes Park in Horn Lake.

The Dream Center, through the Backpack Giveaway, aims to give away over 1,500 backpacks and school supplies for students in DeSoto County in need. Their goal is providing students with backpacks and supplies to ease the financial burden on their family as well as praying for each student. 

The Dream Center is an organization that focuses on relationships with the families they serve. Through prayer with each student, they meet an even deeper need than just the physical.

The Backpack Giveaway will be a free day of family fun for DeSoto County students and their families. There will be bounce houses, face painting, fake tattoos, snow cones and hot dogs.

The Homer Skelton Charitable Foundation is a major supporter of this event together with 180 valued volunteers.

For more information on how to volunteer or partner, visit and click on the “Get Involved” tab.