Channel 1 Los Angeles
WHEN: Monday, September 14, 2020 at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Farnsworth Park – 568 Mount Curve Ave, Altadena CA 91001
Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger will join Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) Director Antonia Jiménez and DPSS Toy Loan Program staff to distribute back-to-school essentials to low-income children, ages 5 through 17, as part of the department’s annual Backpack & School Supply Giveaway. DPSS will provide 400-plus backpacks to students from households receiving benefits from DPSS.
In addition to books supplied by the LA County Library, each child will be provided with footwear from Shoes That Fit, a non-profit organization that provides low-income children returning to school with new athletic shoes, and snacks donated by the Pasadena Trader Joe’s and the Altadena Grocery Outlet.
Each backpack contains age-appropriate school supplies, including rulers, pens, pencils, notebooks, calculators, erasers and more. All items will be placed into vehicles to allow all participants to safely practice physical distancing.
Due to the financial impact of COVID-19 on the local economy, this year’s distribution is needed more than ever to ensure that students have the tools necessary for a successful school year. DPSS thanks LA County Library for their support and for encouraging children to read.