1,500 Underserved Youth Receive Loaded Backpacks from Mother In Action’s 23rd Annual Back to School Health Fair & Giveaway

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Mothers In Action’s highly-anticipated 23rd Annual Back to School Health Fair & Supply Giveaway efforts did not disappoint.  Over 1,000 underserved children in the Los Angeles area and surrounding communities received fully loaded backpacks, ppe supplies, and a recyclable bag with a plethora of valuable resource information on health, free and/or low-cost insurance, educational and mental health services, nutrition, childhood lead poisoning, and COVID -19 testing/safety/vaccine opportunities. Approximately 500 of the backpacks were distributed directly to individual families and programs serving foster care, the homeless, and mentoring youth prior to the grab-and-go event on August 7, 2021, at Exposition Park. Over 1,500 underserved youth have received fully loaded backpacks due to this year’s efforts by MIA and their sponsors.

Some of the children received bicycle safety equipment, such as helmets, glow-in-the-dark slap bracelets, lights provided by California Highway Patrol (CHP), lunch sacks, water bottles, coloring books on nutrition, and so much more. 7-Eleven franchisees from Adams Blvd. and Grand Ave., San Pedro Ave. and Washington Blvd., and Figueroa Blvd. and MLK, Jr. Blvd., provided water for the event. The owner of four 7-Eleven stores, Mr. Isingh, was on-hand serving refreshments of fresh fruit, water, drinks, donuts, and coffee to the attendees and volunteers. LA County Office of Education (LACOE) even had their new beautiful school bus on display that opens up to a full-size preschool classroom (but could not be opened due to COVID-19 restrictions)

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  • Dedee Verdin
    published this page in In the News 2021-08-22 23:18:20 -0700
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