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Sacramento Youth Receive Over 500 Backpacks from Assemblymember Roger Dickinson’s Collection Drive
People, Politics, Schools
Sacramento Youth Receive Over 500 Backpacks from Assemblymember Roger Dickinson’s Collection Drive

Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) distributed over 500 backpacks to youth in the Sacramento area at Bannon Creek Elementary School in Natomas this past week. Dickinson’s third annual “Give Back(pack) Drive,” a back-to-school drive to collect backpacks and supplies for kindergarten through 6th grade students in Sacramento ran throughout August. Dickinson, with the help of the Sacramento River Cats’ mascot, Dinger, presented the backpacks at a school assembly.

“I am thankful for all of the generous donations we received from Sacramento area businesses and members of the surrounding community. Every child deserves to have the tools necessary to succeed in school,” said Assemblymember Dickinson (D-Sacramento). “Over the last three years of holding our annual back-to-school drive, I am proud that we’ve been able to distribute over 1,300 backpacks to Sacramento youth,” he added.

Throughout the drive, Dickinson’s office received generous donations from Wells Fargo, Comcast, BagKing.com, as well as many donations from Capitol staff, local businesses, and the surrounding community.  At the event, Dickinson was joined by Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna, Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Cohn, Natomas Unified School District Superintendent Chris Evans, and Board members Lisa Kaplan and Scott Dosick.

The entire student body of Bannon Creek Elementary School totaling 540 kids received the new backpacks. In addition, teachers received supplies for use in their classrooms.

“Thank you to Assemblymember Dickinson for holding his back-to-school drive and to those who donated so generously. Our students are thrilled and grateful to have new backpacks to begin our school year,” said Amreek Singh, Bannon Creek Elementary School Principal.

Source: Taryn Kinney, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson’s Office

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