Backpacks and School Supplies for Upward Bound Kids

Families of Upward Bound House, a community based, non-profit organization providing transitional housing and programs for homeless children and their families, gathered at Family Shelter for a back-to-school celebration. CBS arrived with two truck loads of donated back packs filled with supplies for the upcoming school year.

“The supplies in the backpack will last us all year!” exclaimed one parent. “We are so grateful to CBS and Upward Bound House for helping us.”

Among those handing out backpacks was Lara Spencer, host of The Insider, Culver City’s Mayor Christopher Armenta, and John Nogawski, President of CBS Television Distribution. As well, Pit Fire Pizza in Culver City provided a free pasta and pizza dinner for all those in attendance.

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, more than 1,100 individuals – including over 650 children – have graduated from Upward Bound House and are no longer homeless. For more information about Upward Bound House, please visit

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