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Back-2-School Backpack Drive

Club and Community collaboration to fill backpacks with school supplies for local kids

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Funded by Rotary Grant
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The planning of this Rotary Days of Service project, the Back-2-School Backpack Drive, started in July 2021 in anticipation of completion to coincide with the beginning of the Fall semester. These backpacks were stuffed with the essential school supplies that are necessary for educational success. Our county has several organizations who work to assist children in need in lower income situations and are supported by our Rotary clubs in Groups 4, 5, 6, and 7 in District 5240. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ventura County is one such organization that works regularly with our clubs, and they were a perfect collaborative partner for this project. Big Brothers/Big Sisters also brought in an existing relationship with the NBA and NFL, who donated the backpacks through the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Rams. With a goal of completing each group event in time for each school district opening between mid and late August, plans were laid out for Rotarians and their clubs to sign up volu

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Community, New Generations, Basic education and literacy

Ventura County
Newbury Park, Ventura, Simi, Camarillo, CA
United States

29 July 2021

15 August 2021

Project Funding

District grant
5118
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Community needs, project impact, and sustainability

Community assessment: How the project team learned about the community’s needs

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Project impact: How the project will help the community after the project ends

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Sustainability: How the benefits of the project will continue afterward

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Engagement Tracker

Total volunteer hours
573
Hours
Number of volunteers
191
People
Total cash contributions
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Total in-kind contributions
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