Lakewood, NJ (PRWEB) August 19, 2014
Kars4Kids, a national nonprofit organization that funds educational and youth programs, announced today its partnership with New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera to distribute 1,000 backpacks to needy students in the Bronx. The giveaway will take place in conjunction with Rivera’s annual Bronx CAN Health Fair in Crotona Park on August 22.
“With a mission focused on empowering youth with educational opportunities, we believe properly preparing children for school with the necessary supplies is imperative,” said Kars4Kids spokesperson Wendy Kirwan. “We’re happy to partner with someone like Senator Rivera, who has repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to furthering education in the Bronx.”
With Friday’s event, Kars4Kids is building on the successes of previous years’ backpack distributions, such as the Kars for Kids Backpack Giveaway in 2012. This year again, children and parents alike will be delighted with the sturdy and stylish knapsacks, given free of charge to children in kindergarten through 8th grade at the event.
Along with the backpacks, Kars4Kids will be distributing hundreds of articles of quality uniform shirts, sweaters and vests in assorted colors, styles and sizes. Uniforms will be available on a limited, first-come, first-serve basis. Also available at Crotona Park will be health screenings and information from Bronx CAN partners for children and parents.
For more information about the Bronx CAN Health Fair and Backpack Giveaway, visit the Kars4Kids blog. To stay updated on this and future Kars4Kids giveaways and events, follow Kars for Kids on Facebook or Twitter.
Kars4Kids is a non-profit organization that works to give back to the community through a variety of education, youth development, family outreach, and faith-based programs. It provides an array of services to children and families including educational programming, school placement, tuition assistance, mentorship programs, cultural activities, religious instruction, recreation and guidance counseling.