By providing underserved children with new, high quality backpacks and the supplies they need, we are providing them with a foundation to succeed.
Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) August 04, 2015
In mid-August, Santa Anita Race Track will be transformed into a Back to School bonanza with over 1,200 pre-registered, local kids from low-income families throughout the San Gabriel Valley, gathering for a day filled with fun activities and an opportunity for children to receive much needed backpacks, school supplies, health screening services and just about everything they need to start the school year prepared, confident and ready to learn.
Community partner, Sydney Paige® Inc., is a Buy One | Give One company, where for each backpack purchased, they will donate a matching backpack, filled with school supplies, at the event. “We are so excited about the additional kids in need this will allow us to reach,” says Courtney Brockmeyer, Founder & CEO of the backpack company, “as well as being able to work with passionate groups and individuals who share our goal of helping underserved children learn and thrive in school.”
This is the 17th Annual Back to School event, hosted by Foothill Unity Center, which supports families in need throughout the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley. The Center, along with community partners, is joining efforts to give these families and their children necessary items for the upcoming school year. “We are excited to be partnering with Sydney Paige® Inc.. They have agreed to donate their adorable, brightly colored, high quality backpacks, each time someone buys one” comments Foothill Unity Center Executive Director, Betty McWilliams. “We are hoping people who need to buy a backpack for their child will support Sydney Paige® and in turn, support Foothill Unity Center.”
Both Foothill Unity Center and Sydney Paige® are passionate about these children starting the school year off prepared and confident. Brockmeyer states, “The top reasons for kids dropping out of school are simply lack of confidence and the lack of tools to do their work. By providing underserved children with new, high quality backpacks and the supplies they need, we are providing them with a foundation to succeed.”
About Sydney Paige® Inc. (http://www.sydneypaigeinc.com)
Sydney Paige® Inc. is a buy one, give one company where for every product sold, a matching product is donated to a child in need. They sell quality backpacks, school related accessories and children’s books, with a focus on education as self-empowerment for a better future. With their products and their ‘Giving Back Together’ movement, Sydney Paige® Inc. addresses the top reasons for drop out, which are the lack of confidence and the lack of tools for students to do their work. Sydney Paige® products are sold online and via fundraisers. Sydney Paige® Inc. is certified as a women’s business enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
About Foothill Unity Center (http://www.foothillunitycenter.org)
Foothill Unity Center has been serving low-income families and those in crisis for 35 years. The Center has become the major source of food, health services and crisis assistance for more than 4,000 low-income families throughout the San Gabriel Valley. The Center envisions communities where all have their basic needs met, receive the necessary support to become self-sufficient, and are treated with love and dignity … all the time.