By Nicholas Ibarra | OBSERVER Staff

The Twin Rivers Public Housing Community will be returning to school in the upcoming months and officials are urging the community to donate some school supplies for children in need. An Amazon wishlist has been created by United Way California Capital Region and Urban Strategies, Inc. 

School supplies such as glue and rulers to pencils and paper are needed. Supplies are needed by Friday, August 27 and can be purchased by visiting YourLocalUnitedWay.org. These supplies will empower students to conquer their courses and thrive in and out of the classroom.  

“After a school year unlike any other, we want to make sure Twin Rivers students are equipped and empowered to succeed when they head back to school this month,” said Amber Lovett, interim president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “As part of United Way’s work to end poverty in our region, we must start by ensuring that every family and community has what it needs to succeed, and that includes making sure all children have the supplies to be successful in school.”

For nearly 100 years, United Way California Capital Region has brought local people together to make community change happen. With a mission to build stronger, healthier and more compassionate communities, the local United Way starts at square one: helping every family succeed so their community can too. Serving Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties, the local United Way is working to meet its 20-year commitment to significantly reduce poverty in the region by building capacity in undervalued communities, creating meaningful partnerships, seeking equity in education and making social justice investments in families. For more information or to make a donation, visit YourLocalUnitedWay.org.

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