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Preparing students for the new school year

More than 300 low income children will go back to school with the tools they need to succeed thanks to the generosity of Kaiser Permanente employees and physicians from throughout the Central Valley Area.

Over 300 backpacks – most stuffed to the brim with paper, pens, rulers and other basic necessities – along with four very large boxes of additional school supplies, were collected as part of the CVA's 2012 Backpack Drive.

The donations were delivered to the Tracy Interfaith Ministries in San Joaquin County and the Hughson Family Resource Center in Stanislaus County for distribution to low income children and their families in need of support.

“Due to the generous contributions from our employees and physicians, many kids will now have the basic supplies and backpacks they need to support their learning environment and start the school year off the right way," said Marie Sanchez, Community Benefit Manager. “Every year our staff and departments go the extra mile, so we appreciate their continuing support of programs like this one that help us make lives better and create healthier and more academic communities here in the Central Valley."

The annual backpack drive is one of many events organized by Kaiser Permanente's Community Benefit program. For more information about Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Program, visit the CVA Community Benefit website.

Over 300 backpacks were collected by Kaiser Permanente staff.

Last updated on 3/11/2014.

Central Valley

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