This past Tuesday evening we held a “Back-To-School Event” for our families in the courtyard outside our office in Anaheim. The kids in our program, both current and graduate, were able to come and get ready for the upcoming school year.
Our kids were able to get a new backpack filled with school supplies, courtesy of donations from our partners at Schools on Wheels and one of our wonderful host congregations, Brea Congregational UCC. The kids were also very excited to receive Science Kits and Art Kits donated by the California Science Center.
In addition, CRU Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering sent over some students who volunteered their time to provide fresh back-to-school haircuts for the kids!
While waiting for their turn for a haircut, the kids also enjoyed a movie night on a big outdoor screen, complete with popcorn and other snacks. Families were also able to take home snacks for school lunches, new masks and hand sanitizer to stay safe at school, and fresh meals provided by our friends at The Lord’s Love.
Overall, the “Back To School Event” was a success and everyone had a great time. Thank you to all of our partners who donated to help send our kids back to school in style!
Without such amazing community support, none of this could be possible. We and the families we serve are very grateful!