For 35 years the Contra Costa County Employment And Human Services Department partnered with Vestia to get school supplies and backpacks to kids in need.
It may cost upwards of $700 per child to send a kid to school.
The county has been collecting new donated backpacks for about a month and, next week, will begin passing them out to families social workers have recommended could really use them.
Last year, 1,600 backpacks were filled and distributed.
If you'd like to make a monetary donation to their cause, click here.
Jack and Carolyn talked to Jerry Falgien with Vestia about their partnership with the Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services Dept. Listen below!