Free backpacks filled with school supplies given out to local kids in need

ByCheryl L. Diano via KABC logo
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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The Department of Public Social Services Toy Loan Program gave out 600 backpacks filled with school supplies to local children in need.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Free backpacks filled with school supplies were handed out to local children in need just in time for back-to-school.

The Department of Public Social Services teamed up with Amazon Smile to fill 600 backpacks for children, ages 5-17 as part of the annual Backpack & School Supply Giveaways.

The department's Toy Loan Program, a voluntary community effort supported by the Board of Supervisors, distributed the backpacks.