This week was U-Stor-It’s Back to School Bash and Backpack Giveaway hosted at U-Stor-It Self Storage in Lincoln Park! With the help of the First Lady Katherine Stewart, Chief of Police Shelley Zimmerman, San Diego Police and Fire Departments, as well as One San Diego, a 501(C)3 non-profit, the event was able to hand out 1,000 backpacks and school supplies to local elementary school children in the Lincoln Park area.
A large assortment of colors were available, for girls and boys, so everyone had a wide variety to choose from and of course show off on their first day of school!
It was clear from the start that the turquoise and light blue backpacks were definitely the most popular.
Along with each backpack, students received a pencil box, containing two erasers, two pencils, and either a pack of crayons or a glue stick, or colored pencils and a pen, depending on the grade level of the student.
After picking their new backpacks, students and families also escaped the summer heat to have a quick snack.
The event benefited elementary schools such as Porter Elementary, Chollas / Mead Elementary, and Horton Elementary in the Lincoln Park area. The event came just in time for the upcoming 2016 – 2017 San Diego Unified School District school year.
A big thanks to the San Diego Police and Fire Departments, One San Diego, First Lady Katherine Stewart, Chief of Police Shelley Zimmerman, Porter Elementary, KUSI News, CBS 8, NBC 7, and everyone that volunteered and visited – helping to make the 2016 Back to School Bash so much fun and such a pleasure. Enjoy your school year!