Back-to-School Program

Families picked up backpacks, uniforms, supplies and more at tables around the hall.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 – Santa Anita Park racetrack

There’s nothing like poverty for creating low self-esteem. Children are quick to notice other students are wearing crisp new clothes and carrying new backpacks, pens, pencils and notebooks. Embarrassed, they may withdraw in class, making it much harder to learn.

For the past 14 years, with the community’s help, we’ve made sure local kids from very low income families  go back to school equipped with brand new backpacks, clothing/uniforms, school supplies, even haircuts and manicures.

On August 5, more than 1,500  local K-12 students will pour into Santa Anita Park racetrack for our 16th Annual Back to School Distribution. With your help, we can make sure each one goes off to class with pride.

You can help our drives by donating things our kids need — or make a monetary donation and let us use our buying power to stretch your dollars. From us and all the families you help us help, thank you!

Donation Barrel Sites

Volunteer Signup Form

2013 Back to School Photo Gallery

Photos by Jon Didier and Mo Cee