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Organizations donate backpacks to Palm Beach County students

More than 6,000 backpacks have been donated
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Posted at 4:38 PM, Jul 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-20 16:38:53-04

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla.  — Thousands of children in South Florida are going back to school prepared with new backpacks all thanks to area organizations.

The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County has partnered with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County to distribute more than 6,000 backpacks to kids heading back to school.

"The need is especially now greater than ever after last year's distance learning, and even the back half of 2019-20, so then with 100% of the students going back to school, the need is more than any other year before," said Teresa Dabrowski, chief engagement officer at the Education Foundation.

This is made possible through the Red Apples Supplies program. This program helps provide school supplies to teachers in Palm Beach County. The program had distributed more than $1 million in school supplies since it started.

Red Apples Supplies has many ways for people to volunteer and donate.

To learn how to be more involved with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, visit their webpage.