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Sacramento Area Operation Backpack Pick-A-Pack Event

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PICK-A-PACK EVENT TO DISTRIBUTE SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO HOMELESS, AT-RISK AND FOSTER YOUTH IN SACRAMENTO

WHEN: Thursday, August 9, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

(Additional date and time photo/interview opportunities are available by appointment)

WHERE: VOA Operation Backpack Sort Site 7273 14th Avenue Sacramento, CA

WHAT: 300 children will be on site to pick their new filled backpack for school

Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada’s Operation Backpack will be providing a new backpack filled with grade-appropriate school supplies to 300 children during this main pick-a-pack event. Additional at-risk youth, nearly 10,000, will receive their backpacks over the next two weeks by delivery and/or pick up at the sort site location and through partnering agencies including the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, and numerous Sacramento area school districts.

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About Operation Backpack

Individuals, local groups, and corporations have been donating items for the last four weeks to this 13th Annual Operation Backpack campaign. Volunteers are working daily to sort, pack and organize grade specific backpacks to aid, thousands of at-risk children in the region return to school with the tools they need to learn. Operation Backpack helps these vulnerable children by providing backpacks, grade-specific school supplies, and a variety of support services to homeless, at-risk and foster children from Pre-school to High School throughout the Bay Area, Greater Sacramento Area, and Reno regions. Together, we are helping children to learn and thrive in school, stay in school, and build a bright future.

Goal

10,000 backpacks filled with grade-specific school supplies

ONLINE DONATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED THROUGH AUG 30THOperationBackpackNCNN.org

MAJOR SPONSORS INCLUDE

Sutter Health, Kids Care Dental, Quick Quack Car Wash, Jamba Juice, and CBS 13.