Lend A Hand Foundation is seeking donations to provide 10,000 low-income youth with backpacks before school opens in the fall.
The goal is for 500 or more people to donate $25, which will allow Lend A Hand to purchase 2,500 additional backpacks and other school supplies.
The fund drive, which continues until July 15, will help provide the supplies to students at 30 Oakland schools, including 17 elementary, 7 middle and 6 high schools.
Make checks payable to Lend A Hand Foundation, 8105 Capwell Drive, Oakland 94621.
For more information call (510) 553-1262 or email LAHF@pacbell.net.