Fundraiser launched to provide school supplies, backpacks for local kids

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The Ambitious Mom, a local community organization, has announced its first back-to-school fundraiser, which has been launched online and also at the San Pablo Library.

The backpack and school supplies drive aims to assist financially-strapped parents ahead of the new school year, Roshonda Walker told the Richmond Standard.

Every Tuesday through Aug. 8 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., residents are encouraged to drop off donations site at the San Pablo Library, 2300 El Portal Drive, Suite D.

Residents can also made a monetary donation via this online fundraising site.

And then on Aug. 13, The Ambitious Mom will hold its first back to school event at noon at Burg Park at 2910 Clinton Ave. in Richmond.

The small but growing group hopes to supply 100 children with back packs and school supplies, and plans to hold this event annually, Walker said.

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