Backpack Drive For the New School Year!


*From the desk of Rosie Perez, Development Team Manager at the Mission

Hi Friends,

The new school year is right around the corner and as parents we always make sure to equip our kids with all the school supplies needed to be prepared and ready to learn. We often make a day of school shopping and let our children pick out cool pencils, colorful folders, backpacks etc.

For many of the families who are experiencing homelessness or have low income, providing backpacks and school supplies for their children isn’t always as fun and can be a struggle. From now until August 15th, Union Rescue Mission will be asking for help from others to host backpack drives. All backpacks and schools supplies received will not only help provide for the kids living at Union Rescue Mission and Hope Gardens Family Center, but we hope to reach out and help the community outside our walls!

We hope you will consider partnering with us to help several children in our community!

Just a few ways to participate in hosting a backpack drive:
• Church Groups
• Kids sports activity groups – little league, football, cheer etc.
• Ask your place of employment to host a drive
• Use social media to get the message out to others to help

Every bit counts. Together we can make a difference!

Contact Mina Yun ( // 213-673-4845 for more information!

*Please use this Backpack Drive Flyer to help spread the word!