Nearly 1,000 backpacks, supplies given away at Richmond event


Here’s one way to get kids excited about the end of summer.

Nearly 1,000 backpacks and school supplies were donated to local kids at the Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond on Thursday as part of an annual Chevron-sponsored event.

Chevron employees and BARM representatives helped hand out the supplies to a large gathering of families at the nonprofit’s headquarters at 123 Macdonald Ave. 

“The fun that the Chevron and Bay Area Rescue Mission employees had giving out almost 1,000 backpacks was exceeded only by the excitement and gratitude of the Richmond kids and their parents,” said Woody Tausend, BARM’s vice president of development.

But the back-to-school celebration doesn’t end there.

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, BARM and Chevron will team to hold the annual back-to-school festival at Nevin Park at 5th Street and Macdonald Avenue, where families can enjoy free fun including carnival games, prizes, food, playing around in a mobile Fab Lab, and a Dr. Seuss book reading.

See the flyer below (right-hand side) for more information.