Rainbow Pack Thanks Civic Duty for Its Support Given Just in Time for the Holiday Season

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The charitable organization Rainbow Pack thanks the Omidi brothers and their charity, Civic Duty, for their support which will help provide school supplies to economically-deprived children in the Los Angeles area.

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Thank you Civic Duty, with your help we hope to reach our next goal of distributing 4,000 back packs next year.

Rainbow Pack, an organization devoted to providing elementary school students with school supplies, expresses its gratitude to the founders of Civic Duty, Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi. Founded by Riley Gantt, who was 10-years-old at the time, Rainbow Pack has given over 3,300 fully-stocked backpacks to underprivileged elementary school children in the last three years.

“The idea for Rainbow Pack was born when my school class was visiting the students at Haddon Elementary School,” says Riley Gantt, founder of Rainbow Pack. “My friends and I were shocked to hear the kindergarten kids say, in a very matter of fact way, that they sometimes couldn’t do their homework because they didn’t have crayons or pencils at home. Now, three years later we’re thrilled to have given away thousands of back packs with the help of amazingly generous friends like the Omidi brothers and Civic Duty. Thank you Civic Duty, with your help we hope to reach our next goal of distributing 4,000 back packs next year.”

Rainbow Pack (http://www.rainbowpack.org) has focused its energy on underserved schools in the North Hollywood and Pacoima areas of the Los Angeles Unified School District. In 2013, their efforts expanded to a second school, Strathern Elementary School. Next year, Rainbow Pack anticipates adding two more schools in Pacoima and North Hollywood for a total of 4,000 back packs, to a total of four schools. Every Rainbow Pack backpack contains notebooks, folders, pencils, erasers, crayons, colored pencils, a pencil sharpener and glue sticks all lovingly packed by Riley and her family and friends.

Civic Duty (http://www.civicduty.org) is dedicated to mankind’s search for meaning and promotes the values of its founders, philanthropists Julian Omidi and his brother Dr. Michael Omidi. The charity’s mission is to inspire creative outreach, community service, and volunteerism through the stories of everyday people who are making an extraordinary difference in the world. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow men.” To get involved and help make a difference, send us a message using the website’s Contact Us function. More information about Civic Duty can be found on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter.

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