In Sutter County, Child Support Services seeks your help collecting donations of backpacks and back-to-school supplies

August is Child Support Awareness MonthSutter County Child Support Services is celebrating August Child Support Awareness Month by accepting donations of backpacks and back-to-school items for children the Child Support Services workers have become familiar with through their case work.

Last year, the community helped Child Support Services supply 65 children with backpacks full of school supplies through the Backpack and School Supply Give-A-Way program. Generous donations were made by County of Sutter employees, local attorneys, local businesses, and members of the public.

This year, the goal is to help supply the back-to-school needs of 100 children.

The program helps make a positive academic difference in the lives of children in our community. Not every family can afford to provide children what they need to succeed in school. A brand new backpack brimming with new back-to-school supplies is good for a child’s self-esteem as they start a brand new school year.

You can help. Donations of backpacks and school supplies (a list of needed items is listed on the poster above) can be dropped off at the Sutter County Department of Child Support Services, 543 Garden Highway, Suite A, Yuba City. Supplies can be donated through August 6.

For additional information, contact Cynthia Weinel at 530-822-7338, ext. 246, or at Weinel.Cynthia@Sutter.cse.ca.gov