Eastman/Fairfield Boys & Girls Clubs To Give Kids FREE Back To School Backpacks
2012-08-13 · By Editor
Eastman/Fairfield Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach located at 700 E. Del Amo Blvd., Long Beach, will host a backpack giveaway on August 15, from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. The giveaway is being sponsored by Fluor Corporation as a community service project. Fluor employees will be distributing backpacks to youth who attend the Club. 400 back packs are expected to be delivered and will be filled with school supplies that will give each youth a great start to the new school year.
“Each child deserves a chance to start off the new school year with the necessary supplies in hand.” stated Don Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach. “Fluor Corporation has been a long-time supporter of the Club through their foundation and we are pleased to have them connect directly with our members through the backpack giveaway.”
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach is a partner with the Long Beach Unified School District Winners Reaching Amazing Potential (WRAP) after school program and has provided after school services in Long Beach for 73 years. Each year, more than 4,500 youth are served at their eleven sites through programs in character & leadership, educational skill development, career preparation, health & life skills, the arts & culture, and sports, fitness & recreation. A membership in the Club is $15 per year and covers all services. www.bgclublb.org.