11th Annual Backpack Gift~Away was huge success!

This year’s theme was Pirates & Mermaids!

Kids & Families Together (K&FT), Heart 2 Heart, along with River Community Church, hosted the 11th Annual Backpack Gift~Away Drive-Thru event on Saturday, August 14th. The event served 182 foster/resource, kinship, adopted and bio children from 72 families, who are currently working in programs with Kids & Families Together.

It was a beautiful day at River Community Church for the 11th back to school Gift~Away event! This year’s theme was Pirates & Mermaids! As with prior drive-thru events, our guests and volunteers had a great time dressing in costume and decorating their vehicles. Pirate and mermaid themed decorations, live music, and sparkly bubbles, made the day fun for all! With over 50 jolly buccaneer volunteers, we provided backpacks filled with age appropriate school supplies, clothing and other donations. As families left the event, a box lunch was provided, allowing them the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful picnic lunch together at the beach or local park.

We are grateful to everyone who made this event possible and for helping so many children in care return to school with confidence and the supplies they need for a fun and successful school year! Thank you to our K&FT family, events planning committee, board members, partners, donors, and volunteers! Everyone helped make this year’s back to school event magical.

Kids & Families Together (K&FT) is a nonprofit that has been serving foster/resource, adoptive, kinship, and birth families throughout Ventura County since 2000. K&FT works with children who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, loss, and multiple placements. K&FT also works with caregivers who need specialized education, support, and strategies to help raise safe, healthy, nurtured children who thrive. For more information about K&FT please visit us at: https://www.kidsandfamilies.org/

To learn about all K&FT events supporting Ventura County Foster/Resource, Kinship, Adoptive, and Bio-families please visit: https://www.kidsandfamilies.org/giftaway-events/

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