Providing back to school backpacks to some families in need in Ventura County
It’s the time of year when expensive school supplies are on many of our shopping lists.
School backpacks are being filled with supplies like pens, glue sticks, and notepads, in Westlake Village on Friday. 150 of them to be exact, which are being loaded into a van and will be given to local non-profit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ventura County.
"They reached out to us and said, 'we're in need of the backpacks this year,'", said Mike Dutra, the President of the Rotary Club of Westlake Village, which have organized the backpacks to be sent to children in need throughout the Conejo Valley.
"When I was a kid I got a lot of help from the Boys and Girls Club, and the police, to keep me off the streets, basically," he told KCLU. "It's nice to be able to give that back to our community."
And they’re packing a further 700 backpacks on Saturday.