Prepared-Set Again 2 College backpack giveaway bringing providers to households

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) – As the school year approaches, 23ABC has partnered with Kern County Child Support Services for the Ready-Set Back 2 School’s 12th annual backpacking promotion.

August is the month of child support awareness raising and with school just around the corner, the Child Welfare Service aims to help families make sure they have the resources they need to get the school off to a good start.

“This year we’re really excited because we moved to the Kern County Museum so now not only will the kids have the opportunity to come out and get a backpack, but they will also have the opportunity to explore our history and do a little more about it to experience them, ”said Elizabeth Chavez, director of childcare. “We really want the kids to be there so they can choose the color of their backpack and explore the grounds.”

Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Child Support Services organized the raffle in a drive-through environment. Now that they are ready to host a personal event, they have decided to make the event even more memorable.

Chavez says they will have salespeople willing to answer questions and provide services to families. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center will also provide a STEM booth for students.

“We understand that families sometimes have limited resources, so it is our joy and joy to be able to provide a backpack along with a few items to start with. It’s not a huge issue, but it helps reduce that financial burden, “Chavez said.

The Ready-Set Back 2 School Drive takes place tomorrow at the Kern County Museum from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. It is open to anyone wishing to come, but children must be present to receive a backpack.

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