Annual backpack give-away set Aug. 10

Ready for school?

The annual Backpack Give-Away will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at Lee Owens Park on Greenleaf Avenue in Whittier.

Members of the Hispanic Outreach Taskforce (HOT) want to make sure every student in attendance receives a backpack and all the school supplies needed to start the new school year.

In order to achieve its goal HOT needs help with donations of school supplies like notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, three-ring binders, rulers, pencil boxes to include inside the backpacks.

Supplies for the backpacks should be delivered to Community Grace Brethren Church, 8109 Greenleaf Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6-8.

A community walk is set at 10 a.m. at Lee Owens Park to pass out fliers notifying residents of the Backpack Give-Away.

In addition at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, volunteers are needed to fill the backpacks at Grace church. At least 20 volunteers are needed.

There is still time to reserve a booth for the event. A limited number of 10 by 10 canopies are available. E-mail or call James Arenas at 562-789-0550 or 951-545-1270 for more information or to reserve your space.


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