Pack to School

LA’s BEST, Speaker John Perez, and Walgreen’s send 500 children back to school with brand new backpacks

October 7, 2011

Just in time for back to school, Assembly Speaker John Perez secured a donation of 500 new backpacks from Walgreen’s for LA’s BEST students.  The backpacks were distributed on Friday, September 30, 2011 to LA’s BEST students at Euclid, Gratts, and Bridge Elementary Schools.  Backpacks included health and safety pamphlets from Speaker Perez.  As many families struggle to obtain supplies for the new school year, this generous donation aids in equipping students with the tools to succeed.

About LA’s BEST

LA's BEST - Better Educated Students for Tomorrow - is a nationally recognized after school education, enrichment and recreation program serving 28,000 children with the greatest needs and fewest resources throughout the City of Los Angeles. LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program provides a safe haven for children ages 5 to 12 at 186 elementary school sites each day during the critical hours after school — at no cost to parents. Established in 1988, LA's BEST is a partnership including the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the private sector. For more information, please visit