CBS Television Distribution will be hosting the third annual back-to-school celebration for the children in residence at Upward Bound House, a community based, non-profit organization that provides housing and services for homeless children and their families.
The celebration will take place at Upward Bound House’s Family Shelter at 6:30pm on Monday August 20th at 6:30pm. CBS Television Distribution employees will hand out more than 60 donated back packs filled with essential school supplies for the upcoming school year to needy children.
This is the third year that CBS Television Distribution has helped homeless children get ready for the new school year with a backpack drive at Upward Bound House.
“School can be a very difficult place to go when you are homeless,” said David Snow, Executive Director of Upward Bound House. “We are grateful to the employees at CBS Television Distribution to provider these kids the resources – and inspiration – to succeed in school and beyond.”
“The children in-residence at Upward Bound House are like any other children – they need backpacks and school supplies to be successful in the coming school year,” said John Nogawski, President, CBS Television Distribution. “We are proud that, for the third consecutive year, we can make the burden of back-to-school shopping a little easier. 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, and we are proud, too, that the employees of CBS Television Distribution, who’s infectious enthusiasm enticed employees from Entertainment Tonight and CBS Films to participate as well this year, making this our most successful Backpack event to date.”
Families will enjoy a delicious dinner generously donated by local favorite California Pizza Kitchen, Extreme Pizza and Rockenwagner Bakery.
The mission of Upward Bound House is to eliminate homelessness among families with children in Los Angeles by providing housing, supportive services and advocacy. Since 1997, nearly 1,300 individuals – including over 800 children – have graduated from Upward Bound House and are no longer homeless. According to recent data, over 6,000 children are homeless on any given night in Los Angeles. For more information about Upward Bound House, please visit www.upwardboundhouse.org.