Over 200 Project READ learners, families and friends attended our Back-to-School Backpack Give Aways this month. With the generous help of community volunteers, we were able to give away over 100 backpacks filled with school supplies and hardbound dictionaries to start our students off right this school year. Over 140 students went home with backpacks for school or lunch bags filled with crayons and early learning materials for preschool. This long-standing Project READ tradition is an exciting way to kick off the school year and help get our families have a positive start.
We broke the event into two evenings this year with the help of children's performers, Andy Z and his world of imagination and Samba Samba, who lead our students in an evening of percussion. Hands On Bay Area (HOBA) volunteers pitched in distributing backpacks and leading our craft tables.
A big thank you to all our community and HOBA volunteers for making this very important event such a successful one.
If you would like to learn more about our Backpack Drive or how to donate, please go to our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.projectreadredwoodcity.org/donate.