Fullerton Give Back[Packs] Help Students in need with 1,000 Backpacks for 4th year

The 2016 Fullerton Give Back[Packs] campaign brought together over 100 volunteers and raised over $12,000 to purchase backpacks and school supplies for local students in need. As part of the kickoff, Renick Subaru was the lead sponsor and donated $3,000 to the annual campaign.

The GIVE BACK(packs) campaign was created in 2013 by Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald in response to a growing need in Fullerton schools. Many families are facing financial struggles and need help providing their children with school supplies.  Today, in partnership with OC United, Coast to Coast Foundation and many other corporate and individual sponsors, we have an annual event that does so much good to relieve the stress faced by parents and students when going to school.

Backpacks were stuffed by volunteers on Monday, July 25 and will be distributed to schools in early August.  Schools will distribute backpacks on a need-by-need basis.

“I am so proud to of the work we do every summer that helps ensure that local students have school supplies.  Starting the school year equipped to learn gives them a better chance for educational success.” said Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald.

Sponsors in the 2016 campaign included Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang, Assemblywoman Young Kim, Coast to Coast Foundation, Councilman Doug Chaffee, Councilwoman Jan Flory, Ebell Club of Fullerton, EV Free Fullerton, Fullerton Firefighters Association, Fullerton Police Officers Association, Fullerton Printing, Graves Communications, Jones & Mayer, Hermosa Drive Elementary PTA, Beechwood PTA, Sunset Lane Elementary PTA, McCoy Mills Ford, North Orange County Chamber of Commerce, OC United, Renick Subaru, Slidebar Rock-n-Roll Kitchen, So Cal Gas Company, and TNT Fireworks.

The annual campaign is on-going, and anyone interested in getting involved should visit: www.giveback-packs.com.