Burbank Housing Corporation (BHC) and the Burbank Back to School Committee were able to conduct our annual Back to School Celebration despite the continued impact of the pandemic. The Burbank Back to School Committee is composed of local organizations, such as the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley, Burbank Community YMCA, Kids’ Community Dental Clinic, South Hills Church, Burbank PTA, Burbank Coordinating Council, KidSight – Noon Lions, and the Burbank Public Library.
Normally, the Back to School Celebration is a free outdoor resource fair and backpack giveaway. Like the previous year, the Burbank Back to School Committee adapted our event to be a drive-thru resource and backpack giveaway.
Our goal was to provide Burbank children in need with free backpacks, school supplies, and local resources! On Saturday, August 7th, we did just that, by giving away over 300 free backpacks filled with school supplies to local children. 300 tote bags filled with goodies and information on local resources were also provided to parents.
Our Generous Donors
Due to social distancing guidelines, we continued with a drive-thru grab & go event at the Burbank YMCA parking lot. Registered families drove up, provided their registration number, and received their goodies!
Thanks to our community partners and volunteers, we were able to continue this annual event that so many families rely on. We truly appreciate every family that signed up for our event and all the volunteers who helped us smoothly run the event!
Check out the wrap-up video for the 2021 Back to School Celebration!