Backpacks & School Supplies Wanted for Foster Youth
Give Our Youth What They Need to be Successful
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Children’s Fund is requesting donations of new backpacks and school supplies for San Bernardino County foster and other vulnerable youth who are attending school in the fall.
“To benefit the youth in our county most in need, we are collecting new backpacks and school supplies until June 24th,” states Betty Chambers, program manager of Children’s Fund. “The first day of school is important. Something as simple as new school supplies and a cool backpack gives our county’s youth pride and confidence.”
The collection occurs in the summer to allow plenty of time to deliver to Children and Family Services for distribution to the youth by the first day of school in August.
“Children’s Fund is committed to giving our county’s vulnerable children support, opportunity and hope,” says Stacy Iverson, Children’s Fund President and CEO. “Providing new backpacks and school supplies to foster youth helps fulfill our promise to them. Ultimately, we want all children to have a bright future and to know that we believe in them.”
Children’s Fund relies on community partnerships with other nonprofit organizations, businesses, churches, and individuals to host a collection box and collect backpacks and school supplies. “If you would like to organize a backpack collection at your organization, please contact us at 909.379.0000,” states Chambers. “The smile on a child’s face is priceless and we thank our community partners for making those smiles bright.”
Backpack and school supply donations are being accepted at Children’s Fund, 348 W. Hospitality Lane, Suite 110, San Bernardino, CA 92408 through Friday, June 24, 2016. Or, you can make a monetary donation, and Children’s Fund will do the shopping for you. Donations can be made at the office, or online at www.childrensfundonline.org.
Created in 1986, Children’s Fund is a nonprofit whose mission is giving our vulnerable children support, opportunity and hope by breaking destructive cycles through community partnerships. For more information on Children’s Fund or how you can give children hope for brighter tomorrows, please visit Children’s Fund’s website or call 909.379.0000. Follow us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/W4Wymf