5,000 Backpacks Giveaway – Free to San Bernardino County Youth

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– We are in the middle of the lazy days of summer, but it is never too early to begin planning for the new school year.  A 5,000 Backpack Giveaway event on July 31st will provide San Bernardino County youth with a free backpack, setting them up for success once school starts in the fall.

The drive-thru giveaway will be on Saturday, July 31st, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the San Bernardino County Government Center parking lot.  

This event will have more than just backpacks.  It will also allow participants to safely receive farm-to-family food boxes, face masks, hand sanitizer, socks, and books.  And, for those not yet vaccinated, there will be a COVID-19 Vaccination Unit on site for adults and children 12+ years old who wish to get vaccinated.

Uber Health is providing free rides to the event if transportation is needed.

This event is free for any San Bernardino County youth, pre-k through grade 12. All children must register at the link below.  Each child in a family will need their own ticket. Tickets are mandatory.

This event is supported by San Bernardino County 5th District Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr., together with over 20 community resource providers including:  Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, Uber Health, Families and Kids Foundation, AT&T, NBC4, Telemundo 52, San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department, Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy, Arrowhead United Way, First 5 San Bernardino, Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County, LISC, Together Towards Health, Children’s Fund, Blue Shield California, Maxim Healthcare Services, Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement, and US Foods.

WHERE:                             San Bernardino County Government Center

                                           385 N. Arrowhead Ave.

                                             San Bernardino, CA 92415

WHEN:                              Saturday, July 31, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

REGISTER:                          https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5000-backpack-giveaway-tickets-160045326881

EVENT QUESTIONS:      Yoselyn Aldama, (O) 909-723-1543 (M) 909-513-4316, info@YVYLA-IE.org  

MEDIA CONTACT:         Shari Hunke, Children’s Fund  951.312.6407, shari@childrensfund.org           

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