FVFL’s 2013 Back to School Event was a huge success. We distributed over 1500 backpacks to neighborhood students. The line started early and almost wrapped around the entire four square blocks of the Wilder Recreation Center’s Park.
Over 40 partner organizations were present and eager to help by offering opportunities and services ranging from health care advice to after school programs.
Over 70 volunteers helped make the event run smoothly. Families were greeted with smiling faces as they registered for their backpacks, learned about services offered by our community partners, and received a plate of food. In addition, students were treated to free hair cuts.
The Annual Back to School Event is FVFL’s largest yearly endeavor. None of this would have been possible without the help of our many sponsors and individual contributors who provided supplies and financial support.