While I think I can speak for many when I say this hasn’t been the best summer for many of us including the kids, there is one silver lining and that is that hopefully this will be over soon and families have had a chance to connect much better with one another. I am sure many parents could use a little help with supplies for the kids going back to school. My Life 4 Your Life is having a huge backpack giveaway and will be giving out 500 backpacks to local students in need.

The organization was formed by Lake Charles native Cleveland Jones Jr. who currently lives in Dallas. This is going to be a great movement and will allow kids to have that inclusive feeling as they prepare for one heck of a school year.

Jones, who grew up in the Booker T Washington projects, will partner with local attorney Shunette Thomas, who was raised in Sunlight Manor, and both realize the importance of looking out for their neighbors and families.

This will be drive-thru event on this Saturday, August 8 at Sunlight Manor from 9:00am-11:30am and Clark Courts from 1:00pm-3:30pm where the backpacks will be passed out to lake area students. Masks will be required and each student must be present to receive the book bag, hand sanitizer, face masks, notebooks, pencils, and a folder. You do not need to register. However, this will be first come, first served at both locations.

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