August 09, 2012 16:05Volunteers of America Day Treatment Alumni and the Portland Police Bureau's Service Coordination Team are sending kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs Back to School, Ready to Learn
This Friday, August 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm, the Police Bureau's Service Coordination Team Alumni Group is conducting their 4th Annual Back Pack Give Away to disadvantaged youth in our community. These Alumni are Service Coordination Team graduates, formerly homeless drug addicts and chronic offenders, who will be giving away about 400 backpacks with school supplies. This is an event the Alumni Group works on all year as a way for them to "give back to the community they stole from for years". They have been fundraising all year and have received a record breaking number of contributions to far surpass their original goal of 200 backpacks. About 300 kids are expected to be there.
Opening remarks at this event will be made by City of Portland Chief of Police, Mike Reese
We hope you are able to come out and support the Day Treatment Alumni and all the kids who will head back to school with everything they need for a successful year!
Boys and Girls Club, 5250 NE Martin Luther King Blvd
2:30 to 5:30
Sgt. Pete Simpson