CBS Television Distribution will be hosting the third annual back-to-school celebration for the children at Upward Bound House tonight at 6:30 p.m. The community based, non-profit organization offers housing and services for homeless children and their families.
At tonight’s event, CBS Television Distribution employees will hand out more than 60 donated backpacks filled with essential school supplies for the upcoming school year to needy children. In addition, families will receive dinner donated by , Extreme Pizza and Rockenwagner Bakery.
“School can be a very difficult place to go when you are homeless,” said Upward Bound House Executive Director David Snow, in an official release. “We are grateful to the employees at CBS Television Distribution to provider these kids the resources – and inspiration – to succeed in school and beyond.”
"We are proud that, for the third consecutive year, we can make the burden of back-to-school shopping a little easier,” said CBS Television Distribution President John Nogawski. “There is nothing more gratifying than seeing the kids' faces when they open up their backpacks and take a look inside for the first time. Education is the most important factor in a child's success.”
Upward Bound House aims to eliminate homelessness among families with children in Los Angeles by providing housing, supportive services and advocacy. For more information visit www.upwardboundhouse.org.