Over 450 children from North Richmond and surrounding areas lined up for the 10th annual Afterschool Backpack Giveaway.Photos by Joe L. Fisher, Black American Political Action Committee (BAPAC).
By Kia Croom
The Center for Human Development recently hosted its 10th annual Afterschool Backpack Giveaway, which gave school supplies to more than 450 children from North Richmond and surrounding areas.
Prior to the event, which took place at 1410 Kelsey St., staff and volunteers from the Richmond Public library filled the backpacks with school supplies.
“We are partnered with PMI Insurance to support children in to the North Richmond community,” said Angela Moore, program director of the center.
“Many of the children had not gotten supplies since school started,” she said.
Moore said she appreciated the work of Barbara Moreland, director of Internal Communications at PMI, who coordinated a contest in which teams of employees competed to see who could produce the most supplies.
The Center for Human Development serves children and young adults between the ages of 5-26. The center’s programs include an afterschool program and a Science Engineering Technology and Mathematics (STEM) club. For information visit www.CHD-prevention.org or call (510) 234-5359.