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               Over 1,000 Backpacks Given Away to Children in Need!

On Monday, August 7th, South County hosted our annual summer Backpack Event at Pretend City Children’s Museum, and it was a huge success!

The smiles on the faces of the children and parents say it all! THANK YOU.

  • We gave away 1,025 backpacks, and this year, thanks to a generous donation from the Angels Baseball team and another generous donor, we were able to give away 378 pairs of brand new shoes to all the kids!
  • We had a group of hairstylists from 3 different salons, Ashtin Salon, ALKALI Salon, and Images Salon, provide over 100 haircuts during the event.
  • We had 2 faith groups, 4 corporate groups, and 1 community organization participate in our event for a total of 99 volunteers!
  • We were also able to give away 252 backpacks, additional shoes, and snack boxes at our Saturday Backpack Pickup event on August 12th.

We know how important it is for children to start off the school year with the appropriate supplies to ensure that they are afforded the opportunities to be successful with their schoolwork

Thank you for helping improve the dignity of homeless children in our community, increase their self­-confidence and pride so they can realize their hopes and dreams to succeed,

Thank you so much for your wonderful support. Thanks to all of our donors, we are able to make a positive impact on the families that we serve. Want to get involved in next year’s event? Email aswanson@sco-oc.org for more information.

Download the flyer here: Backpack flyer 2017

Donate funds to the backpack and supply drive here: Secure donation form

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