Assemblymember Chris Holden and the Eta Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. gave away 500 backpacks to kids in the San Gabriel Valley community.
“It has been a really tough year for families during this pandemic, and a lot of anxiety for students going back to school,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “The giveaway is one point of relief for families who continue to struggle financially because of the pandemic as their kids are getting ready for the school year.”
The Eta Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. partners with Assemblymember Holden for the backpack giveaway at his Annual Block Party which was canceled last year and this year due to the pandemic. This year’s giveaway, however, has received the biggest response from the community.
“We’re proud to partner with Assemblymember Holden for our annual backpack giveaway to make a difference in our community,” said Sharron Ross-Lemle, Vice President for the Eta Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. “It was great to see so many smiles handing out backpacks today.”
“Providing backpacks and school supplies is one less thing for families and their children to worry before class resume.” continued Holden.