Backpack Packing for School on Wheels 2024

    07.09.24 | Stories

    Each summer, led by the Social Action Committee, the Temple Judea community comes together to help purchase supplies and pack backpacks for children experiencing homelessness and facing the incredible challenges that causes to their education.  This fantastic project is in partnership with School On Wheels – a remarkable, local organization dedicated to empowering the almost 66,000 homeless students in LA County. We are one of School on Wheels' largest providers of backpacks each year, and this year, our goal is to provide 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies. While pencils, paper, and backpacks may seem like small items to us, for these students and their families, they hold immeasurable significance. It's important to remember that amidst the daily struggles these students face - from worrying about where they will sleep to their next meal -- many also wonder how they'll obtain basic supplies for their education. You can be part of their solution right now by DONATING funds for the backpacks and the supplies needed to fill them. 

    Then, go beyond monetary support by helping to fill those backpacks on August 4: just REGISTER HERE. Plus, this fun and meaningful experience is a family-friendly event! Bring your kids: it's a great way for young people to gain the insight and compassion that social action work provides. Together, we can give our neighbors who are experiencing houselessness some tangible support, and by doing so, we can remind these children that even if they are struggling, they are seen, valued, and worthy of every opportunity.

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