About a dozen local businesses donated time and services to Laveen’s first Back to School Backpack Drive and Family Fun Night on July 26 at the Laveen Education Center.
Participants at the event received certificates for free haircuts for children ages 5-12 with the donation of a new backpack. There was a free bounce house, live music, free water and free snacks.
About 50 backpacks were donated and will be distributed by the Laveen Elementary School District to needy children. Families came with blankets and chairs and stayed for while, enjoying free water and snacks while the children got temporary tattoos, danced and bounced.
About 50 backpacks were donated and will be distributed by the Laveen Elementary School District officials to needy children during the first weeks of school.
Sponsoring businesses included: A Child’s Joy, Cesar’s Graphics, Comfy Pets of AZ, DJ Ant with Big Boiz Entertainment, Dollar Storage, Ellaments Salon, Kathy Does Kake, Scooptacular and Turf Realty.